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CAT Report 788: summary

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Archaeological trial-trenching at 76 High Street, Grays, Essex: September 2014
by Mark Baister, Pip Parmenter
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: September 2014
Location: 76 High Street, Grays, Essex
Map reference(s): TQ 6137 7770
File size: 1,442 kb
Project type: Archaeological trial-trenching
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: vicarage, foundation

Summary. The site is located at 76 High Street, Grays, Essex and was occupied by a (now-demolished) snooker hall. In advance of the construction of flats, retail outlets and associated infrastructure on the site, four trial-trenches (44m) were excavated, totalling 5% of the total development site. A brick floor surface was uncovered and, after consultation with the HEA, further small-scale excavation was undertaken. This exposed the brick foundations of a post-medieval building, probably the vicarage visible on early edition Ordnance Survey maps. Also exposed were two shallow robbed-out foundations, possibly of medieval date.