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CAT Report 1596: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land at Edas Wickford Centre, Alderney Gardens, Wickford, Essex, SS11 7JZ September 2020
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Chris Lister, Mark Baister and Emma Holloway)

Date report completed: October 2020
Location: Edas Wickford Centre, Alderney Gardens, Wickford, Essex, SS11 7JZ
Map reference(s): TQ 7441 9421 (centre)
File size: 2968 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Edas Wickford Centre, Alderney Gardens, Wickford

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (eleven trial-trenches) was carried out on land at Edas Wickford Centre, Alderney Gardens, Essex, in advance of the construction of a singlestorey building with associated car parking, cycle parking, landscaping and groundworks. The site lies directly to the north of an area containing considerable prehistoric remains, east of two possible Roman roads, south of Barn Hall, which has its origins in the medieval period, and north of the site of a now-demolished medieval manor. Four features three pits and a ditch were uncovered. Only one pit produced any artefactual evidence, a single sherd of Bronze Age pottery and a heat-affected stone. It is likely that these remains represent an extension of prehistoric activity uncovered to the south.