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Skinners Bund Theydon Mount Essex

Latham, Alexandra and Simmonds, Andrew Skinners Bund Theydon Mount Essex. [Client Report] (Unpublished)




Oxford Archaeology South undertook a trial trench evaluation on behalf of Skanska Balfour Beatty Joint Venture on the site of a proposed noise bund and screen at Theydon Mount, Essex. The investigation comprised the initial excavation of 17 small test pits followed by 45 evaluation trenches set within the c 5.3ha area enclosed by the site boundary. The only archaeological features that were identified were four shallow ditches, none of which produced any dating evidence. One ditch corresponds with the northern edge of a copse of mature trees that is shown on the 1st Edition OS map, surveyed in 1870-2, and may have formed part of a ditched boundary around the trees. Tree-holes that were recorded in Trenches 19, 20, 25 and 27 are probably also associated with the plantation. Some tree boles remained at the time of the evaluation with the apparent deceased mature oak trees removed prior to the evaluation. The slopes to the west and east of the plantation appear to have been built up by the addition of redeposited clay, which in one location was greater than 3m thick. Modern disturbance and made ground deposits relating to a former construction compound were also identified within the south-eastern part of the site

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Essex
ID Code:2522
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:09 Jun 2015 14:31
Last Modified:09 Jun 2015 14:31

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