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CAT Report 618: summary

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An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching at Scotts Farm, Lodge Lane, Purleigh, Essex - October 2011
by Adam Wightman
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield)

Date report completed: December 2011
Location: Scotts Farm, Lodge Lane, Purleigh, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 582719 202572
File size: 2,067 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: post-medieval, farmhouse, medieval, pottery, gravel surface

Summary. During an evaluation by three trial-trenches at Scotts Farm, Lodge Lane, Purleigh, Essex, features associated with the modern farmhouse, as well as the postmedieval phase of the farm, were identified. The farmhouse of the postmedieval phase is shown on the 1st edition OS map of 1881 to the west of the current building. No evidence was found for the medieval farmhouse having stood on the site of the present farmhouse. However, the two possible medieval features and residual medieval pottery sherds suggest that the medieval farmhouse stood nearby, perhaps in the same location as the post-medieval farmhouse.