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CAT Report 749: summary

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Archaeological trial-trenching evaluation at 23 Common Lane, Stock, Essex - January 2014
by Ben Holloway and Howard Brooks
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: January 2014
Location: 23 Common Lane, Stock, Essex
Map reference(s): TQ 6936 9819
File size: 1,424 kb
Project type: Archaeological trial-trenching evaluation
Significance of the results: negative
Keywords: -

Summary. This site is the former garden of 23 Common Lane, in the centre of Stock. Two evaluation trenches (18m total length) were positioned within the footprint of a new detached house and associated garage. There were five modern features (pits, foundations, and a well), all associated with the current dwelling. Despite the discovery of potsherds and kiln debris on the adjacent site, there was no evidence for the Stock pottery industry here (in the form of either loose sherds or kiln debris). This may be due to reduction of site level prior to the construction of the existing building removing early deposits and finds.