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CAT Report 560: summary

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Archaeological stripping and mapping at Mascallsbury Farm, Church Lane, White Roding, Essex: July 2010
by Adam Wightman

Date report completed: July 2010
Location: Mascallsbury Farm, Church Lane, White Roding, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 5674 1268
File size: 164 kb
Project type: Archaeological stripping and mapping
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: medieval, moat

Summary. A number of archaeological features were exposed in the strip, but they could not be examined in any meaningful way beyond the recovery of some finds from their surfaces. These finds do give us a little detail of the site’s history, even if in a simplistic way. There are two points worthy of mention. First, the majority of the contexts (F4, F7, L1) contained medieval sherds, indicating that the main period of activity was probably in the 12th-14th centuries. This is of interest, since it predates the earliest phase of the farm (15th century) and may indicate that the site is older than the buildings which now occupy it. One later sherd is contemporary with the later rebuilding of the house in the 17th/18th century.