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CAT Report 643: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at 135-137 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex: April 2012
by Ben Holloway
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield and Howard Brooks)

Date report completed: April 2012
Location: 135-137 New London Rd, Chelmsford, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 7053 0622 (c)
File size: 164 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: post-medieval wall, brick floor, ditch

Summary. A single evaluation trench 8m in length was positioned within the footprint of a proposed new extension. This revealed three archaeological features: a fragment of a post-medieval/modern wall foundation, an associated brick yard surface, and a post-medieval ditch. These features relate to domestic activity in the properties fronting onto New London Road, and shed no light on the development of Roman or medieval Chelmsford.