Archaeological Excavations at Candlet Road, Felixstowe

Featured Image: view of excavation area, looking north. Prehistoric enclosure in the left foreground and the Roman enclosure in the right background © Archaeology South-East Archaeological excavations in Felixstowe have uncovered a multi-period site with remains dating to the prehistoric, Roman, and post-medieval periods. The on-site investigations were completed in January 2022 ahead of residentialContinue reading “Archaeological Excavations at Candlet Road, Felixstowe”

Late Saxon occupation, a medieval cemetery and post-medieval pits and industry at Fore Street, Ipswich

Featured Image: The possible sawyer’s pit, showing irregular post-holes close to the sides, which would have held posts supporting a plank lining, and central shallow ‘pits’ where the underdog would have placed his feet. © SCCAS This guest blog is written by Sue Anderson, a freelance archaeological specialist at Spoilheap Archaeology. Sue has been analysingContinue reading “Late Saxon occupation, a medieval cemetery and post-medieval pits and industry at Fore Street, Ipswich”

Discovering Prehistoric Woolpit

Featured Image: excavating enclosure, aerial view © Pre-Construct Archaeology A site with prehistoric remains has been excavated on the edge of Woolpit ahead of a housing development. Excavations have revealed some interesting prehistoric archaeology at Woolpit. The earliest finds included struck flint tools, flint-working waste and ‘Mildenhall Ware’ pottery sherds, broadly dating to the EarlyContinue reading “Discovering Prehistoric Woolpit”

A multi-period site at Johnson’s Farm, Leiston

Featured Image: View north-west of the medieval farmstead complex © Pre-Construct Archaeology A multi-period site, with remains dating from the prehistoric to the post-medieval periods, has been excavated on the edge of Leiston ahead of a housing development. Although a number of Neolithic flints were found at the site, the earliest recorded archaeology was aContinue reading “A multi-period site at Johnson’s Farm, Leiston”

Remains of medieval bridge, Eye Castle

Rare remains of 800-year-old bridge found near Eye Castle in Suffolk. The remains of a previously unknown medieval wooden bridge have been discovered at Eye, in the north of Suffolk. Experts believe the oak remains were part of the defences of Eye Castle, dating back as far as 1200 AD. The wood was in suchContinue reading “Remains of medieval bridge, Eye Castle”

Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – “The Brown School of Archaeology”

In this fourth and final article in a series by guest writer, Sarah Doig, we learn about Basil’s passion for enthusing others, especially the younger generation, who wanted to help with the excavations and learn about archaeology. In each blog, Sarah draws on Basil Brown’s notebooks and other papers, the majority of which are heldContinue reading “Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – “The Brown School of Archaeology””

Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – Local History on his Doorstep

In this third article in a series of four by guest writer, Sarah Doig, she investigates Basil Brown’s passion for local history, as well as taking a closer look at some of Basil’s digs on his doorstep. In each blog, Sarah draws on Basil Brown’s notebooks and other papers, the majority of which are heldContinue reading “Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – Local History on his Doorstep”

Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – A Wartime Role

In this second article in a series of four by guest writer, Sarah Doig, we look at what Basil Brown did on the eve of the Second World War, immediately after the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure. In each blog, Sarah draws on Basil Brown’s notebooks and other papers, the majority of which areContinue reading “Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – A Wartime Role”

Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – An Archaeologist Emerges

In this first article in a series of four by guest writer, Sarah Doig, we learn about Basil Brown’s early life, his interests and motivations. We also look at Basil’s first major archaeological dig, in Calke Wood. In each blog, Sarah draws on Basil Brown’s notebooks and other papers, the majority of which are heldContinue reading “Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – An Archaeologist Emerges”

Romans Found in Monks Eleigh

Featured Image: The stripped excavation area showing the excavated enclosure ditch, © Border Archaeology A rural settlement, dating back approximately 2000 years to the Late Iron Age/Roman period, has been excavated in the village of Monks Eleigh. The excavations, which took place in September 2020 by Border Archaeology, revealed evidence of an early field systemContinue reading “Romans Found in Monks Eleigh”