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CAT Report 1636: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land north of 63 Rectory Road, Stisted, Essex, CM77 8AL: February 2021
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Howard Brooks, Sarah Carter, Robin Mathieson)

Date report completed: March 2021
Location: Land north of 63 Rectory Road, Stisted
Map reference(s): TL 79816 25278
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (four trial-trenches) was carried out on land north of 63 Rectory Road, Stisted, Essex, in advance of the construction of three new dwellings. Located within the historic village of Stisted, which is likely of medieval origin, the evaluation revealed two phases of activity on the development site. The first dates to prehistoric period with two pits containing Bronze Age pottery and a quantity of heat-altered (burnt) stone. The second dates to the later medieval period with three ditches, a gully/plough scar and pit producing pottery sherds of 12th to 14th century date.