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CAT Report 20: summary

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A fieldwalking survey at Abbotstone, Stanway, Colchester: Phases 2 and 3 (1998)
by Crossan, C

Date report completed: 01/05/1998
Location: Stanway, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL943227
File size: 21971 kb
Project type: Field-walking survey
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: Roman Brick, Roman tile, prehistoric flint, samian ware

Summary. A fieldwalking survey on 14.5 hectares of land scheduled for mineral extraction recovered Roman tile and brick in sufficient quantities to suggest the presence of one or more buildings in the vicinity. Although lacking in strong surface concentrations, the distribution pattern displayed an emphasis toward the north-western corner of the survey area. Elsewhere, there was an increased incidence of the material in parts of the central area, but too slight establish any firm association with cropmark features which occur in that part of the field. Other finds included a light scatter of flint tools, cores and flakes mainly representative of later Neolithic to early (or possibly middle) Bronze Age activity.