A Post Medieval toy firearm, Beck Row

This month’s featured find is a miniature toy gun found by a local metal detector user near Beck Row in 2021. Cast in copper alloy, the object mimics a match-lock petronel firearm used in the 16th and 17th centuries. It has a flared, fish-tail butt and a rectangular trigger loop on the underside of theContinue reading “A Post Medieval toy firearm, Beck Row”

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”

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”

Charles II Gold Guinea, Newmarket

A gold guinea struck for King Charles II, dating to exactly 1666 and found in the Newmarket area. The coin is well preserved and relatively unworn. The edge of the coin demonstrates closely spaced vertical grooves which indicates that this coin has been milled (pressed in a machine) rather than hammered or hand-struck between twoContinue reading “Charles II Gold Guinea, Newmarket”