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CAT Report 1697: summary

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Archaeological excavation at Applebys, Park Lane, Langham, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NL: July 2021
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton)

Date report completed: 17/08/2021
Location: Applebys, Park Lane, Langham, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NL
Map reference(s): TM 0197 3120 (centre)
File size: 5,413 kb
Project type: Excavation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Applebys Park Lane Langham Colchester

Summary. An archaeological excavation was carried out at Applebys, Park Lane, Colchester, Essex in advance of the creation of a private fishing and wildlife pond. Located within an area of known cropmarks and isolated prehistoric find spots, an evaluation carried out in 2020 revealed undated ditches and a large feature of indeterminate function.

Excavation revealed little of archaeological significance. Features included a postmedieval/ modern field boundary ditch and land drain, and modern service trenches likely associated with the Boxted World War II airbase. A number of pits/tree-throws were also present but only two produced finds, of post-medieval/modern date, and some might actually be of natural origin.