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CAT Report 1229: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land east of Tilkey Road, Coggeshall, Braintree, Essex, CO6 1QN: February 2018
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Lisa Gray, Alec Wade, Ben Holloway, Emma Holloway )

Date report completed: March 2018
Location: Land east of Tilkey Road, Coggeshall, Braintree, Essex, CO6 1QN
Map reference(s): TL 84908 23426
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (five trial-trenches) was carried out on land east of Tilkey Road, Coggeshall, Braintree, Essex in advance of the construction of a residential development of five detached dwellings. The development site is located in close proximity to a number of kilns which reportedly existed here during the medieval and post-medieval periods, and within an area of cropmarks. Evaluation revealed a Late Bronze Age / Early Iron Age ditch terminus, a posthole, ditch and pit dated to the Middle Iron Age, a pit and a ditch of medieval date and a post-medieval ditch. No evidence of tile and brick manufacture was uncovered, but it is possible that the ditch features are associated with the cropmark complex which exists within the area.