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CAT Report 1633: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land northwest of Springwood, High Street, Rectory Lane, Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6HB: January 2021
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton and Laura Pooley)

Date report completed: 16.02.2021
Location: High Street, Rectory Lane, Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6HB
Map reference(s): TQ 88729 99938 (centre)
File size: 4360 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Springwood Latchingdon

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (six trial-trenches) was carried out on land northwest of Springwood, Rectory Lane, Latchingdon, Essex, in advance of the construction of five new dwellings with associated groundworks, landscaping and a new access road. The site lies to the northeast of the Snoreham Hall complex, site of a now-demolished church and a deserted medieval village. Nineteen features eleven pits, six ditches and two postholes were recorded. The predominating remains were a series of pits and ditches dating to the medieval period, indicating that this was a site of domestic and agricultural activity during these years, possibly related to the settlement at Snoreham Hall. A medieval or post-medieval pit, a post-medieval pit, and a large modern quarry pit were also uncovered.