Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 696: summary
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Archaeological trial-trenching evaluation at Chappel Farm, Little Totham, Essex - April 2013
by Ben Holloway
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield)
Date report completed: April 2013
Location: Chappel Farm, Wash Lane, Little Totham, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 8837 0819
File size: 1,164 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: prehistoric, pit
The site lies in an extensive cropmark landscape dating from the Neolithic to the post-medieval period. To the south-west is Rook Hall, where excavations produced evidence of occupation from the Bronze Age onwards.
In advance of the erection of pig-rearing sheds and associated works, an
evaluation by six trenches (total length 112m) revealed four archaeological features: two prehistoric pits, and two trackway ditches infilled in the late 20th century. The two pits indicate that this site was on the margins of an area of more intensive prehistoric activity based on Rook Hall and Chigborough Farm to the south and west.