Adams, M. C. and M C and Brook, M., (2016). Land South of School Road, Risby, Suffolk - Archaeological Excavation Report. Stowmarket, Suffolk: Britannia Archaeology Ltd.

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Land South of School Road, Risby, Suffolk - Archaeological Excavation Report
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Britannia Archaeology Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1040195
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In September 2015 Britannia Archaeology Ltd (BA) undertook an archaeological excavation on Land South of School Road, Risby, Suffolk. A previous evaluation recorded 12th - 14th century features, including several large pits and gullies located adjacent to the road. The results of the excavation show seven distinct phases: Phase I (12000BC - 42AD) - residual prehistoric finds dating to the Mesolithic and late prehistoric periods recovered from medieval features. Phase II (42AD - 410AD) comprised two Roman features dating from the late 1st to mid-second century AD which were located in the eastern area of the site. Phase III (11th - 12thC AD) related to a period of limited activity relating to the partition of the site with a main boundary ditch. Phase IV (12th - 13thC AD) quarry pitting for the exploitation of clay, and infilled with domestic waste. All of the extraction pits with the exception of one contained faunal remains, likely the result of domestic food preparation. The environmental evidence showed a mixed agrarian economy was prevalent during this phase. Phase V (12th - 14thC AD) relates to the formalisation and demarcation of a possible late medieval roadside plot or 'toft and croft' style holding. Phase VI (15th - 17thC AD) relates to agricultural farming activity (ridge and furrow) recorded in the southern half of the site, away from the roadside plot established in Phase V. The features in Phase VI show a distinct demarcation in activity between the northern and southern halves of the site. Phase VII (19th - 20thC AD) recorded building activity associated with Quay's Farm to the east of the site ( The most significant phases are Phases IV (12th - 13th C), V (12th - 14th C) and VI (15th - 17th C) relating to activity associated with the extraction of clay at the site followed by development of a roadside plot and finally agricultural use.
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M C Adams
M M C and Brook
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Britannia Archaeology Ltd
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Suffolk HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2016
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Site: RBY 042 Land South of School Lane, Risby
Parish: RISBY
District: ST EDMUNDSBURY
County: SUFFOLK
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Quays Farm
Grid Reference: 580000, 266330 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Animal Bone Medieval
Find: Pottery Medieval
Find: Pottery Roman
Monus: Agricultural Post Medieval
Monus: Pits Medieval
Monus: Pits Roman
Monus: Structure Medieval
Monus: Structure Post Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: 11th 12thc Ad
Temporal - Auto Detected: 15th 17th
Temporal - Auto Detected: Late 1st To Midsecond Century Ad
Temporal - Auto Detected: 12th 13th C V 12th 14th C
Roman
Temporal - Auto Detected: Medieval
Prehistoric
Temporal - Auto Detected: 12th 13thc Ad
Temporal - Auto Detected: 15th 17thc Ad
Temporal - Auto Detected: Mesolithic
Temporal - Auto Detected: 12th 14th Century
Later Prehistoric
Temporal - Auto Detected: 12th 14thc Ad
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OASIS Id: britanni1-222993
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A4 thermal bound report with A3 pull out figures
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28 Nov 2016
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