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CAT Report 796: summary

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An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching at Orchard House, Main Road, Howe Street, Chelmsford, Essex: November 2014
by Stephen Benfield
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: November 2014
Location: Orchard House, Main Road, Howe Street, Chelmsford, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 6935 1506
File size: 2,504 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: -
Keywords: Bronze Age, flint, medieval, pottery

Summary. An evaluation by trial-trenching undertaken by CAT at Orchard House, Main Road, Howe Street, Chelmsford produced a small quantity of finds of later prehistoric (later Bronze Age) and medieval (late 12th- to 14th-century) date from a soil layer sealed below modern topsoil. The presence of pieces from flint cores indicates flint working on the site or in the immediate area. The small quantity of medieval pottery possibly relates to manure scatter away from the main settlement focus at that time. Apart from the base of a possible post-hole (undated) no significant archaeological features were present.