Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 1394: summary
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Archaeological excavation at East of England Co-op, High Street,
Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE
by Adam Wightman and Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Howard Brooks, Lisa Gray, Alec Wade, Emma Holloway)
Date report completed: March 2020
Location: East of England Co-op, High Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE
Map reference(s): TM 05752 33180
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Project type: Excavation
Significance of the results:
Archaeological excavation was carried out inside the East of England Co-op, High Street, Dedham in advance of repairs and alterations to the building following a ram raid. The Co-op store is Grade II* listed in conjunction with the neighbouring Essex Rose Tea Rooms (NHLE no. 1239326). Together, the two buildings are listed as being 15th/16th century, and a 2018 historic building record identified the oldest section of the Co-op building as the remains of a timberframed structure c 1520 which formed the jettied hall range of a high-status merchantís house.
Archaeological excavation revealed seven phases of structural remains.