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Thorpe Lea, Walden Road, Great Chesterford, Essex

Webster, Michael (2016) Thorpe Lea, Walden Road, Great Chesterford, Essex. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 27th June and 1st July 2016 Oxford Archaeology East carried out an archaeological evaluation on land at Thorpe Lea, Walden Road, to the south-east of the Roman town of Great Chesterford in Essex. Eleven trenches totalling just under 280m were opened and these revealed a series of ditches on a similar north-west to south-east alignment dating from the Mid to Late Roman period. The majority of features were located towards the south-western corner of the site, within Trenches 1 and 3, and may represent boundary or possibly road-side ditches. A further shallow ditch or gully on a similar alignment was recorded in three trenches (5, 6 and 7) located towards the centre of the site, and is notable as it contained a moderately large quantity of animal bone. Four small worked flints of probable Early Neolithic date were also recovered as residual elements in Roman ditches and subsoil contexts.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:archaeological evaluation, great chesterford, uttlesford, essex, Great Chesterford, Uttlesford, Essex, Roman, roman, ditch, pottery, roman pottery, Roman pottery, flint, lithics, worked flint, cbm, CBM, ceramic building material, brick, tile, ceramic, Romanised sandy coarse ware, romanised sandy coarse ware, sandy coarse ware, sherd, vessel, Nene Valley oxidised ware, nene valley oxidised ware, samian, Samian, Nene Valley colour coated indented beaker, nene valley colour coated indented beaker, indented beaker, mortaria, barbotine scale decoration, Lezoux, lezoux, late roman red ware, Late Roman red ware, Hadham, red ware, hadham red ware, Oxfordshire red ware, oxfordshire red ware, post-medieval tile, animal bone, animal remains, fired clay, nail, iron nail, Manning type 1b, 1954, report 1954, Report 1954, field system, agriculture, boundary, boundary ditch
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Essex
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4392
Deposited By: Hamilton
Deposited On:25 Sep 2018 07:39
Last Modified:03 Oct 2018 19:56

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