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CAT Report 887: summary

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Archaeological trial-trenching evaluation on land adjacent to 'Farthings', 10 The Square, Stock, Essex, CM4 9LH: October 2015
by Ben Holloway
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield)

Date report completed: December 2015
Location: land adjacent to 'Farthings', 10 The Square, Stock, Essex, CM4 9LH
Map reference(s): TQ 6914 9888
File size: 854 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: negative
Keywords: -

Summary. Stock is known for its post-medieval pottery industry. An archaeological evaluation by three trial-trenches within the footprint of a proposed new building revealed no significant archaeological features or finds. The only features were a post- medieval ditch and pit, an undated pit and an undated post-hole. There was evidence of modern disturbance, probably caused by the construction of a tennis court. There was no evidence of kilns or pottery production associated with the Stock pottery industries.