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CAT Report 1347: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at Mill House, Mill Lane, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DH: February 2018
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Chris Lister, Mark Baister, Emma Holloway)

Date report completed: November 2018
Location: Mill House, Mill Lane, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DH
Map reference(s): TM 05787 33299
File size: kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:

Summary. Archaeological monitoring was carried out at Mill House, Mill Lane, Dedham during groundworks associated with the conversion of a brew/bake house to annexe (staff accommodation) and conversion of the stable to ancillary accommodation. Ground reduction within the historic stables at the property revealed an early 19th-century rammed chalk floor lying above a levelling layer dated to the late 18th century, around the time that the stable was constructed, as well as a brick plinth similarly thought to be of late 18th-century origins. A late 19th- or early 20th-century bottle pit was also uncovered to the rear of the brew/bake house and was presumably associated with activity here during this period.