Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 982: summary
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Archaeological evaluation and geoarchaeological investigation at St Andrew's Road, Weeley, Essex, CO16 9HR: June 2016
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Peter Allen)
Date report completed: August 2016
Location: land at St Andrew's Road, Weeley, Essex, CO16 9HR
Map reference(s): TM 14930 22120 (c)
File size: 4,507 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation and geoarchaeological investigation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: prehistoric, flint, Iron Age, early Roman, late Roman, pit, ditches
An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching and geoarchaeological investigation was carried out in advance of the construction of fourteen new dwellings on land at St Andrew's
Road, Weeley, Essex.
Evaluation: Two pieces of worked flint were identified dating from the Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age, and a pit and residual pottery sherds indicate activity from the Mid-Late Iron Age into the early Roman period (1st century). Ditches dating from the late
Roman period (late 3rd to 4th century) probably formed field boundaries, and three spreads of material may be related to the infilling of hollows or even, possibly, of ponds.
A post-medieval field boundary was also excavated and several modern features were probably associated with a small temporary structure on the site.
Geoarchaeological investigation: There was no evidence of any Palaeolithic remains.