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CAT Report 1371: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at Red House Farm, Sudbury Road, Newton, Suffolk,CO10 0QH: January 2019
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Chris Lister, Ben Holloway, Emma Holloway )

Date report completed: February 2019
Location: Red House Farm, Sudbury Road, Newton, Suffolk,CO10 0QH
Map reference(s): TL 913 409
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (eight trial-trenches) was carried out at Red House Farm, Sudbury Road, Newton, Suffolk in advance of the construction of six new dwellings and associated infrastructure. The evaluation uncovered a medieval pit dated to 11th-13th century, two post-medieval ditches/pits and a modern path. It is possible that the path and post-medieval features relate to activity at the blacksmith’s forge shown on early 20thcentury OS mapping of the area, while the medieval pit is representative of an earlier phase of activity at the site which was possibly associated with activity on the historic Newton Green. Several undated features – four ditches, ten pits and a pit/posthole – were also revealed during the excavations.