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CAT Report 1185: summary

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Archaeological evaluation, excavation and monitoring at the former Delfords Factory, 606 Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4LP: June 2017 November 2018
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Lisa Gray, Matthew Loughton, Alec Wade, Ben Holloway, Emma Holloway)

Date report completed: February 2019
Location: The former Delfords Factory, 606 Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4LP
Map reference(s): TM 23690 31100
File size: kb
Project type: Monitoring, evaluation and excavation
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Summary. Archaeological evaluation (nine trial-trenches), area excavation and monitoring was carried out at the former Delfords Factory, 606 Main Road, Harwich, Essex in advance of and during the construction of 66 new dwellings with associated highways, infrastructure and landscaping works. Archaeological investigations revealed Early Iron pits and possibly a couple of ditches, a Romano-British rectilinear field-system, medieval field boundaries, an 18th century pit and a number of modern features.