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CAT Report 374: summary

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Archaeological monitoring of an Anglian Water mains replacement scheme from Shalford Green in Shalford to Petches Bridge in Great Bardfield, Essex: December 2005-March 2006
by Brooks, H
(with contributions from Benfield, S; Crummy, N; Curl, J; Fryer, V; Martingell, H.)

Date report completed: 07/07/2006
Location: Shalford Green-Great Bardfield, Essex
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Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, prehistoric, loomweight, prehistoric pottery, Roman pottery, lithics, prehistoric field ditches, Roman ditch, Anglo-Saxon, flint, animal bone

Summary. CAT carried out archaeological monitoring and limited excavation along the line of a water-main replacement pipeline, to the north-west of Braintree. The northern end of the pipeline, in Great Bardfield parish, produced evidence for Late Bronze Age and Roman activity including a Roman burial. In the central part of the pipeline, a kiln was recorded which was producing Hedingham ware pottery from the earlier 13th to earlier 14th century. Nearby, but within Shalford parish, a medieval ?stock-pen was recorded. Also, archaeological evidence from the central southern part of the pipeline in Shalford parish corresponded with cartographic evidence for the nowvanished hamlet known as ‘Park End’.