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CAT Report 729: summary

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Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching at Warren Farm, Stortford Road, Little Canfield, Great Dunmow, Essex - October 2013
by G Adams
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: October 2013
Location: Warren Farm, Stortford Road, Little Canfield, Great Dunmow, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 5773 2129
File size: 640 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: neg
Keywords: -

Summary. An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching was carried out on a development site in the garden of Warren Farm at Little Canfield in Essex. The site is adjacent to the multi-period archaeological site of Priors Green, the line of the Roman road from Braughing to Colchester, and a moated site; Warren Farm itself is a 17th-century listed building. One trial-trench was excavated and four archaeological layers were recorded, primarily modern topsoil over an older, post-medieval topsoil, and then the natural clay. The older topsoil produced peg-tile, a fragment of modern pottery and a residual, prehistoric worked flint. The trench cut a modern drain. No significant archaeological remains or deposits were observed.