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CAT Report 676: summary

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An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching at 35 Hatfield Road, Witham, Essex - November 2012
by Adam Wightman

Date report completed: December 2012
Location: 35 Hatfield Road, Witham, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 8159 1380
File size: 5,367 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: neg
Keywords: post-medieval, field boundary ditch

Summary. Five trial-trenches were excavated by the Colchester Archaeological Trust within the footprints of four proposed buildings and a new access road in the grounds of a former care home in Witham. A post-medieval field-boundary ditch was identified in two of the trenches. Two sherds of residual pottery were recovered from the boundary ditch, ie one grey ware sherd of probable Roman date and a medieval sandy orange ware sherd of 13th- to 15th-century date. No archaeological features or deposits associated with the Iron Age and Roman Witham Lodge site, or with any later settlement along Hatfield Road, were uncovered in the trial-trenches.