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CAT Report 511: summary

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An archaeological evaluation on land rear of 45 High Street (the Star Inn), Ingatestone, Essex: April 2009
by Ben Holloway and Howard Brooks

Date report completed: May 2009
Location: land rear of 45 High Street (the Star Inn), Ingatestone, Essex
Map reference(s): TQ 6504 9959 (c)
File size: 157 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: post-medieval, pit, wall foundation

Summary. The site is located in the centre of Ingatestone village. An 8m-long evaluation trench was positioned in the centre of the existing patio and within the footprint of a proposed extension. Ten archaeological features were identified during the evaluation: two modern (a service-run and a geotechnical borehole) and eight post-medieval (a brick wall foundation, a post-hole, a ditch, and five pits). There was no evidence relating to Roman roadside activity or to the medieval development of Ingatestone. All the significant archaeological contexts were probably of domestic origin and associated with the listed building (the Star Inn) which fronts onto the High Street.