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CAT Report 557: summary

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Archaeological and palaeo-environmental assessment of land proposed for a new conservation lake at Dairy House Farm, Mistley, Essex: June 2010
by Ben Holloway and Howard Brooks

Date report completed: July 2010
Location: Dairy House Farm, Mistley, Essex
Map reference(s): TM 1156 3105
File size: 3,381 kb
Project type: Archaeological and palaeo-environmental assessment
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: palaeo-channel

Summary. In advance of the construction of a conservation lake, a 4% evaluation by six trial-trenches located no archaeological features. However, an undated palaeo-channel was identified in one of the trenches. Its fills, which contained a low density of charcoal fragments, almost certainly indicate that little or no human activity was occurring within the immediate area as the channel was filling up.