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CAT Report 760: summary

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Archaeological trial-trenching evaluation at 62-66 East Street, Coggeshall, Essex - March 2014
by Ben Holloway and Graham McKean
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: April 2014
Location: 62-66 East Street, Coggeshall, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 8532 2259
File size: 1,366 kb
Project type: Evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: neg
Keywords: modern

Summary. This site, on the southern edge of the historic core of Coggeshall and south of East Street (formerly the Roman road ‘Stane Street’), is inside the former Coggeshall cinema. Two evaluation trenches (total length 30m) were positioned within the footprint of a proposed new retail space. No significant archaeological features were identified, and only a single sherd of (residual) medieval pottery was recovered. Modern brick-built foundations at the southern end of T2 are likely to be the tiered seating supports from the old cinema. Modern material imported into the southern part of the site indicates that the site has been levelled, which may account for the lack of archaeological material.