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CAT Report 530: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at the Thatcher’s Arms, North Street, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex: October 2009
by Howard Brooks and Ben Holloway

Date report completed: November 2009
Location: The Thatcher’s Arms, North Street, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex
Map reference(s): TL9310012029
File size: 183 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: medieval, pits, gully, post-medieval, modern

Summary. The site lies on the northern edge of both the modern village of Tolleshunt D’Arcy and its historic medieval core.

A 10% evaluation by seventeen trial-trenches revealed evidence of medieval, post-medieval and modern activity concentrated on the street frontages of North Street and Chapel Road. Evidence of medieval activity took the form of two pits, and a gully. Most of the excavated features were connected with the post-medieval and modern phases of the Thatcher’s Arms public house.