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CAT Report 1227: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at 84 Maldon Road, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0BW: January 2018
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield)

Date report completed: February 2018
Location: 84 Maldon Road, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0BW
Map reference(s): TL 8915 1590 (c)
File size: 11,092 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Brook House, medieval/post-medieval, ditches, pits, brick ?drains, kiln-waste material

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (consisting of four trial-trenches) was carried out at 84 Maldon Road, Tiptree, Essex in advance of the construction of seven new dwellings, garages and associated works. The site is located in the grounds of the now-demolished 17th-century Brook House, and in close proximity to a complex of medieval and post-medieval cropmarks. Archaeological evaluation at this site uncovered several ditches and pits dating to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and two post-medieval brick structures, possibly drains. The latter features are almost certainly related to Brook House, while the former may possibly be associated with the cropmarks near to the site. Kiln-waste material retrieved from a number of features is also indicative of brick- and tile-manufacture near to the site during the post-medieval period.