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CAT Report 1366: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at Notcutts Garden Centre, Ipswich Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4AF: January 2019
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Chris Lister, Adam Tuffey, Emma Holloway )

Date report completed: February 2019
Location: Notcutts Garden Centre, Ipswich Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4AF
Map reference(s): TM 268 487
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (three trial-trenches) was undertaken at Notcutts Garden Centre, Ipswich Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk in advance of the partial demolition of the garden centre retail areas and erection of new buildings, polytunnels with customer entrance, an extension to the restaurant/café, new stock buildings and alterations to car park and access. A Roman pit, a medieval ditch, a medieval or post-medieval gully and two modern ditches, along with several undated features – two pits, a posthole and a ditch – were uncovered. It is possible that the medieval features were associated with contemporaneous remains traced during an evaluation conducted on an adjacent plot of land, while the modern features appear to relate to a complex of greenhouses which previously stood on this part of the site.