Fieldwalking at Lackford, Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers project

Featured image: volunteers conducting the fieldwalking survey at Lackford (© Suffolk County Council) Last October, 32 local volunteers led by a small team from Cotswold Archaeology (Suffolk Office)  took part in several days of fieldwalking and surface finds collection at Lackford, as part of the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers project . The field being surveyedContinue reading “Fieldwalking at Lackford, Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers project”

Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Clare Castle Country Park

Featured Image: view of the Castle motte and Keep ruins, and to the left is the station goods shed. We have recently welcomed Andrew to the team at the Archaeological Service, so we asked him to share with us his favourite archaeological site in Suffolk. Andrew joined the team in September 2022 as Archaeology Officer-Continue reading “Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Clare Castle Country Park”

Medieval Farmstead, Stowupland

Featured Image: aerial view of excavation area, looking north-east © Oxford Archaeology East In 2021, excavations revealed evidence of a medieval farmstead in Stowupland, south of Gipping Road. Oxford Archaeology East carried out a trial trench evaluation and excavation work ahead of a proposed residential development, which revealed a medieval farmstead consisting of field boundaryContinue reading “Medieval Farmstead, Stowupland”

Discovering the lost stones of Bury St Edmunds

Featured image: Head of a king in the herb garden © Ron Baxter Built in the 11th century, the Abbey at Bury St Edmunds was one of the most influential in medieval Europe until its suppression in 1539. The extensive remains still survive today. Since 2005, the Abbey’s stonework has been a focus of researchContinue reading “Discovering the lost stones of Bury St Edmunds”

Early Medieval lozengiform strip brooch, Ousden

This Early Medieval strip brooch was found by a local metal detector user near Ousden in 2020. Strip brooches are so named because they were made from a single piece of copper-alloy, a ‘strip’. They would have been worn as dress accessories. This brooch is almost complete, missing only the spring and pin. It consistsContinue reading “Early Medieval lozengiform strip brooch, Ousden”

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”

Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Bellcage at East Bergholt

Featured Image: Bellcage located in the Churchyard. Source: Copyright Historic England We continue with our blog series showcasing some of our favourite archaeology in Suffolk. This week, we visit a unique bellcage in East Bergholt with Abby. Abby is a Senior Archaeological Officer and has been with the team since 2008. She is currently onContinue reading “Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Bellcage at East Bergholt”

Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Gardens and parkland at Ickworth House

Featured Image: Ickworth gardens and parkland. Source: National Trust We continue with our blog series showcasing some of our favourite archaeology in Suffolk. This week, we explore the beautiful Ickworth gardens, parkland and house with Grace. Grace is the Archaeological Officer (HER) and has been a part of the SCCAS team since 2016. Day toContinue reading “Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Gardens and parkland at Ickworth House”

Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Dunwich

Featured Image: Aerial View of Dunwich. Source: Dunwich Museum We continue with our blog series showcasing some of our favourite archaeology in Suffolk. Each week you’ll meet a member of the team who will share with you their favourite archaeological site to visit or favourite find. This week, we explore the lost town of DunwichContinue reading “Our Favourite Archaeology in Suffolk – Dunwich”

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”