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CAT Report 1419: summary

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Archaeological evaluation (Phase 1) on land east of Pond Hall Farm, Stour Close, Harwich, Essex, CO12 5ET: May 2019
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Laura Pooley, Adam Wightman, Chris Lister, Ben Holloway, Emma Holloway )

Date report completed: May 2019
Location: Land east of Pond Hall Farm, Stour Close, Harwich, Essex, CO12 5ET
Map reference(s): TM 22733 31140
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
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Summary. An archaeological evaluation of thirty-four trial trenches was carried out as part of phase one at land east of Pond Hall Farm, Stour Close, Harwich, Essex in advance of a multi-purpose redevelopment of the site. Forty-nine features were uncovered twentyfour ditches, eight pits, four gullies, three ditches/pits, one pit/pond, one quarry pit, one pit/natural feature, one pit/posthole, one pit/hollow, a ditch/gully, a land drain and a posthole indicating two phases of human activity on the site, the first located in the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, the second in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when the area was utilised as farmland following a programme of land reclamation during the mid 19th century.