Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 708: summary
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An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching on land opposite The Reindeer public house, The Street, Black Notley, Essex - June 2013
by Adam Wightman and Chris Lister
(with contributions from S Benfield)
Date report completed: July 2013
Location: land opposite The Reindeer public house, The Street, Black Notley, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 76687 20705
File size: 5,571 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: neg
Four evaluation trenches were excavated on land opposite the former Reindeer public house, The Street, Black Notley in June 2013, prior to the construction of six new dwellings.
The site is on land adjacent to a 17th-century mill and a presumed Roman villa. No structural remains associated with the 17th-century mill were encountered, although part of the infilled mill leet was exposed. The remains of a late 18th/early 19th-century building, probably associated with the replacement mill, were identified during the evaluation.
No evidence for Roman activity was recovered. The site appears to have been subject to significant landscaping in the 20th century, which may have removed evidence for earlier activity.