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CAT Report 59: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at the Lexden Wood Golf Club (Westhouse Farm), Lexden, Colchester, Essex: January 2000
by Brooks, H; Austin, C
(with contributions from Cott, P)

Date report completed: 31/01/2000
Location: Lexden, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL973261
File size: 5046 kb
Project type: Evaluation, Geophysical survey
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: cropmarks, Roman pottery, post-medieval pottery, prehistoric flint, geophysical survey

Summary. A geophysical survey has confirmed the position of a rectangular cropmark site west of Westhouse Farm (now the Lexden Wood Golf Club). A small trench was opened up within the footprint of the proposed new building inside the cropmark enclosure. This trench (covering less than 1% of the interior of the enclosure) failed to reveal any internal features, but finds of Middle Iron Age and Roman pottery confirm the general date range within which the cropmark site is likely to fall. As the proposed development lies within the cropmark enclosure, there is still the potential for prehistoric and/or Roman remains to be disturbed.