Lewis, C. and Ranson, C., (2015). Archaeological Test Pit Excavations in Sudbury, Suffolk 2014. University of Cambridge: Access Cambridge Archaeology.

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Archaeological Test Pit Excavations in Sudbury, Suffolk 2014
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Access Cambridge Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1042144
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This report presents the results of a programme of archaeological excavation of 31 1m square 'test pits' in the Suffolk town of Sudbury carried out in autumn 2014. The excavations were funded by public donations with support from The Sudbury Society, The Sudbury History Society and Sudbury Museum Trust. Although producing a thin scatter of worked flint of probable prehistoric date from the area now covered by the centre of the town of Sudbury, the 2014 excavations produced no evidence for prehistoric settlement in this area, or for any activity, in the succeeding Roman period. The excavations did however show that the present settlement probably originated in the early Anglo-Saxon period, and was certainly in existence by the 7th century AD around the church of St Gregory. This settlement continued into the later Anglo-Saxon period, when its increased extent can be traced from the test pit excavations, correlating well with line of the contemporary town boundary inferred from the street plan and previous excavations. The excavations also show how and where the town expanded beyond this boundary in the high medieval period.
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C Lewis
C Ranson
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Access Cambridge Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Suffolk HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2015
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Site: Sudbury
County: SUFFOLK
District: BABERGH
Parish: SUDBURY
Country: England
Grid Reference: 587395, 241337 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: ANIMAL BONE Early Medieval
Find: ANIMAL BONE Medieval
Find: ANIMAL BONE Modern
Find: ANIMAL BONE Post Medieval
Find: BRICK Post Medieval
Find: BURNT STONE Late Prehistoric
Find: CLAY PIPE Post Medieval
Find: FLINT BLADE Early Neolithic
Find: FLINT BLADE Mesolithic
Find: FLINT FLAKES Bronze Age
Find: FLINT FLAKES Late Neolithic
Find: GLASS Modern
Find: GLASS Post Medieval
Find: GUN FLINT Post Medieval
Find: IRON NAILS Medieval
Find: IRON NAILS Post Medieval
Find: POTTERY Early Medieval
Find: POTTERY Medieval
Find: POTTERY Modern
Find: POTTERY Post Medieval
Find: SLAG Uncertain
Find: SLATE Modern
Find: TILE Post Medieval
Monus: BRICK PATH Post Medieval
Monus: SEWER PIPE Modern
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OASIS Id: accessca1-213398
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A4, comb bound, 168 pages
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18 Aug 2017
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