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CAT Report 1354: summary

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Archaelogical evaluation at Michaelstowe Farm, Ramsey Road, Ramsey, Essex, CO12 5EW: November 2018
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Alec Wade, Laura Pooley, Chris Lister, Mark Baister, Sarah Carter)

Date report completed: January 2019
Location: Michaelstowe Farm, Ramsey Road, Ramsey, Essex, CO12 5EW
Map reference(s): TM 22176 30451
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
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Summary. An archaeological evaluation (seven trial-trenches) was carried out at Michaelstow Farm, Ramsey Road, Ramsey in advance of the construction of fourteen dwellings with associated parking facilities, access and groundworks. The evaluation uncovered a post-medieval wall foundation which may represent the remains of a boundary wall or building which previously stood at the site, as well as a ditch related to this earlier phase of activity at the site. The yard of the 19th-century farmstead and a layer of hoggin which may form the remains of a concrete surface were detected. Two modern features, a depression and a post pipe, presumably relate to agricultural activity at the site during this period. Seven undatable features six pits and a posthole were also detected.