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CAT Report 1338: summary

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Archaeological evaluation and monitoring on land at former car park off Ravensdale, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 4QH: October 2018
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Laura Pooley, Alec Wade, Chris Lister, Ben Holloway, Emma Holloway )

Date report completed: November 2018
Location: Land at former car park off Ravensdale, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 4QH
Map reference(s): TM 17729 16572
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Summary. An archaeological evaluation of two trial-trenches was carried out on the former car park off Ravensdale, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex in advance of the construction of nine almshouse-type two bed dwellings, together with associated access, surface water drainage and other associated groundworks. Excavations revealed three ?medieval inhumations, a wall either associated with the church of St John the Baptist or the Great Clacton Hall which formerly stood at this site, a post-medieval wall foundation and yard surface related to Great Clacton Hall, and a number of pits of predominantly postmedieval date which were also likely the product of domestic activity linked to the Hall.