Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 1299: summary
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Archaeological evaluation at Fingringhoe Ranges, Lodge Lane, Langenhoe, Essex CO5 7LX: June-July 2018
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Lisa Gray, Dr Matthew Loughton, Alec Wade, Adam Wightman, Sarah Carter, Chris Lister, Robin Mathieson, Emma Holloway)
Date report completed: November 2018
Location: Fingringhoe Ranges, Lodge Lane, Langenhoe, Essex CO5 7LX
Map reference(s): TM 03143 17124
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Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:
An archaeological evaluation (twenty-two trial-trenches) was carried out at Fingringhoe Ranges as part of the Fingringhoe Ranges Enhancement, on land off Lodge Lane, Langenhoe, Essex, in advance of the construction of two new firing ranges along with access tracks, a series of swales for flood mitigation purposes and three attenuation ponds.
Significant contexts included a Late Iron Age/Roman red hill in trench T6 and a concentration of Roman features in trench T1 consisting mainly of ditches and a large number of pits, 0.24-0.3m below current ground level. Finds from the features in T1 included pottery sherds, briquetage, ceramic building material, animal bone, five copper-alloy coins, two iron bolt-heads and the remains of a spearhead.
There were three Bronze Age/Late Bronze Age features in trenches T3, T4 and T11 and two medieval features in trenches T5 and T6. There were no significant archaeological remains in twelve of the trenches.