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CAT Report 494: summary

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Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching at Little Orchards, 18 New Road, Kelvedon, Essex: October 2008
by Ben Holloway

Date report completed: November 2008
Location: Little Orchards, 18 New Road, Kelvedon, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 58593 21891
File size: 603 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation
Significance of the results: neg

Summary. Three evaluation trenches were excavated on the site, which is a garden with an existing house (no 18). The site appears to have suffered a high level of modern truncation. This is probably a result of the 19th-century construction of the railway cutting and bridge to the north-west of the site. It would appear that there were substantial groundworks at the time, with only a minimal build-up of topsoil subsequently. The latter includes modern domestic debris.