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CAT Report 901: summary

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Archaeological test-pitting at Priory Place, Grange Lane, Little Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3HY: December 2015
by Ben Holloway, Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Val Fryer)

Date report completed: February 2016
Location: Priory Place, Grange Lane, Little Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3HY
Map reference(s): TL 65536 21049 (c)
File size: 953 kb
Project type: Archaeological test-pitting
Significance of the results: negative
Keywords: plant macrofossils, priory, peg-tile

Summary. An archaeological investigation by test-pitting was carried out in advance of the construction of a manège on the site of a former medieval fishpond associated with Little Dunmow Priory. Despite the potential for water-logged deposits, no significant archaeological features or finds were identified. Environmental sampling indicates that the fishponds had become overgrown and subjected to later episodes of water-logging and drying.