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CAT Report 869: summary

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Archaeological trial-trenching evaluation on land adjacent to Hillingdon House, Purdis Farm Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk: October 2015
by Ben Holloway
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: October 2015
Location: land adjacent to Hillingdon House, Purdis Farm Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk
Map reference(s): TM 210427 (c)
File size: 2,428 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: negative
Keywords: -

Summary. The site lies in area of archaeological interest defined by previous discoveries of Anglo-Saxon and medieval material. Four evaluation trenches on the sites of a proposed dwelling, garage, swimming pool and tennis court revealed only two features, ie a modern post-hole (part of an old paddock fence-line) and a modern clinker-filled land drain: these are of no archaeological importance. No archaeological deposits or features were exposed which are worthy of preservation in situ, and no further archaeological work has been requested by SCCAS. The depth and nature of the soils sealing the archaeological features is consistent with soil generated by normal agricultural activities. There were no masking colluvial deposits.