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CAT Report 1164: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land east of the Constable Country Medical Centre, Heath Road, East Bergholt, Suffolk, IP9 2LX: August 2017
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Laura Pooley, Lisa Gray)

Date report completed: November 2017
Location: land east of the Constable Country Medical Centre, Heath Road, East Bergholt, Suffolk, IP9 2LX
Map reference(s): NGR: TM 080 352 (c)
File size: 17,402 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: brick kiln, ditch boundary

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (61 trial-trenches) was carried out on land to the east of Constable Country Medical Centre, Heath Road, East Bergholt, Suffolk in advance of the construction of a mixed-use development including up to 75 dwellings, a pre-school and a neighbourhood hub, with associated infrastructure and landscaping. The evaluation followed a desk-based assessment and geophysical survey of the site. Twenty-eight features either undated or dating to the post-medieval or modern periods were uncovered, two of which may represent the remains of a former field boundary detailed in historic mapping of the area, plus evidence of a brick kiln.