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CAT Report 1648: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land at Grassroots and Wellyboots Farm, Park Road, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6XS: March 2021
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Howard Brooks, Sarah Carter, Robin Mathieson)

Date report completed: April 2021
Location: Grassroots and Wellyboots Farm, East Bergholt
Map reference(s): TM 1003 3474
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (four trial-trenches) was carried out on land at Grassroots and Wellyboots Farm, Park Road, East Bergholt, Suffolk in advance of the construction of a new farm shop, café and business/community hub. The development site is located within an area of cropmarks with isolated finds of prehistoric date predominating. The evaluation revealed smallscale activity on the development site in the prehistoric period, with one ditch and one ditch/pit containing small fragments of Bronze Age/Early Iron Age and Late Iron Age pottery. The only other dated feature was a ditch containing a fragment of 17th- to 18th-century brick. Undated features included ditches, pits, and pits/postholes, some of which could be of natural origin.