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CAT Report 218: summary

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An archaeological fieldwalking evaluation at Fordham Hall Farm, Fordham, Essex - June-November 2002
by Brooks, H
(with contributions from Brooks, H; Martingell, H)

Date report completed: December 2002
Location: Fordham Hall Farm, Fordham, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 927 281
File size: 951 kb
Project type: Fieldwalking survey
Significance of the results: neg
Keywords: prehistoric, Mesolithic, Neolithic, medieval, post-medieval, flint, lithics, ceramic building materials

Summary. A fieldwalking evaluation was conducted over an 87 hectare area of land at Fordham Hall Farm, Fordham, Essex. With the exception of large quantities of peg-tile, only three classes of archaeological material were found in any quantity: struck flints, burnt flint (prehistoric), and Roman brick and tile. It is suggested that the combined distribution of struck flints and burnt flints on the southern side of the survey area highlights two potential prehistoric living areas on land on the northern flank of the River Colne. Roman brick and tile was found at low weights close to a possible Roman villa site.