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CAT Report 1053: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at New Hall School, The Avenue, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3HS: December 2016
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield)

Date report completed: January 2017
Location: New Hall School, The Avenue, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3HS
Map reference(s): TL 7344 1039 (c)
File size: 1,529 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation
Significance of the results: negative
Keywords: gardens

Summary. The Trust conducted an archaeological evaluation (one trial-trench) at New Hall School, Boreham, Essex in advance of the construction of new rugby changing rooms. New Hall School is located on the site of a medieval manor and later Tudor palace (Beaulieu Palace) built by Henry VIII in 1517. Part of the palace survives and is still used by the school (Grade I listed, NHLE no 1000207) with the surviving north wing located to the south of the development site. No significant archaeological features or horizons were present.