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CAT Report 1251: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land east off The Street, Assington, Suffolk, CO10 5LJ: March 2018
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Lisa Gray, Sarah Carter and Ben Holloway)

Date report completed: May 2018
Location: The Street, Assington, Suffolk, CO10 5LJ
Map reference(s): TL 934 383
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (six trial-trenches) was carried out on land to the east of The Street, Assington, Suffolk in advance of the construction of ten new dwellings. Located close to the medieval church of St Edmund and Assington Hall, the development site is in an area of prehistoric, medieval and post-medieval activity and close to a number of undated cropmarks.

The evaluation revealed a possible linear of medieval (c 13th- to 14th-century) date, probably located of the periphery of medieval activity which was focussed around the medieval church and Assington Hall to the north. The only other dated features were a pit of Roman or medieval date, and a boundary ditch, pit and ditch of postmedieval/modern date. Fourteen undated features (six pits, three ditches, three natural features/tree-throws, a ground hollow and area of root activity) were also excavated. Recovered from the topsoil was a residual flint flake of Neolithic or Bronze Age date and a quantity of post-medieval/modern agricultural ironwork.