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Early Iron Age and Medieval Remains on Land at Zone A Housing, Beaulieu, Chelmsford

Stocks-Morgan, Helen (2014) Early Iron Age and Medieval Remains on Land at Zone A Housing, Beaulieu, Chelmsford. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd., Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological evaluation was carried out at Zone A, Beaulieu, Chelmsford. The fieldwork took place between the 6/2/14 and the 18/2/14. A total of forty trenches were excavated across two separate fields, within the proposed development area. The earliest occupation evidence on site appears to date to the Early Iron Age and comprises of surface finds and finds within the upper fills of an earlier ditched enclosure in the north-west of the development site. A rectilinear field system, on a north to south alignment, extends across the development area and is tentatively dated to the Late Iron Age. A discrete concentration of Prehistoric activity is evident in the south-east of the site, represented by a two charcoal-rich pits. Medieval activity is mainly concentrated in the north-west of the site, with features possibly suggesting to the presence of a farmstead. A further rectilinear field system, on a north-west to south-east alignment, was recorded to the south of the site.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, essex, chelmsford, beaulieu, iron age, medieval, field systems, farmstead, pottery
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Essex
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Early Iron Age 800 - 400 BC
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:2885
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:20 Jul 2016 11:49
Last Modified:20 Jul 2016 11:49

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