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CAT Report 706: summary

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Archaeological trial-trenching evaluation at Old Lodge Farm, White Hart Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex - May 2013
by Mark Baister
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: July 2013
Location: Old Lodge Farm, White Hart Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 7287 0993 (c)
File size: 8,283 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: neg
Keywords: -

Summary. The site is located at Old Lodge Farm in White Hart Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, which is a traditional farmstead associated with the nearby New Hall estate and its historic deer park. To the south-west of the site, there are cropmarks which are possible evidence of prehistoric burials. In advance of the construction of five new dwellings and associated works, an evaluation by ten trenches (total length 80m) revealed nine features, all of which were post-medieval or modern in date. Three compacted yard surfaces were also uncovered, dating from earlier phases of agricultural activity in the farmstead. Nothing else of archaeological interest was discovered.