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CAT Report 1608: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land east of Newbarn Road, Great Tey, Essex, CO6 1AD: October 2020
by Dr Elliott Hicks and Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Chris Lister, Ben Holloway, Emma Holloway, Laura Pooley)

Date report completed: October 2020
Location: Land east of Newbarn Road, Great Tey, Essex, CO6 1AD
Map reference(s): TL 8883 2599
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (twelve trial-trenches) was carried out on land east of Newbarn Road, Great Tey, Essex in advance of the construction of thirty new dwellings with associated groundworks. The development site lies to the north of a Roman villa and to the northwest of sites of Bronze Age activity on land east of Brook Road and at Teybrook Farm. Forty features eleven ditches, ten pits, fourteen postholes, a possible quarry pit, a gully, a gully or natural feature, a natural feature and a tree-throw were excavated. The majority of datable features had their origins in the Bronze Age, including a series of postholes indicating the presence of at least one structure on the site during this period. Some evidence of Roman and medieval activity was also uncovered.