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CAT Report 1728: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land to the rear of 47-51 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, CM8 2BD: September 2020 September 2021
by Megan Seehra and Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton and Alec Wade)

Date report completed: 19/10/2021
Location: 47-51 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, CM8 2BD
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File size: 9,746 kb
Project type: Evaluation
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Keywords: 47-51 Newland Street Witham

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (three trial-trenches) was carried out on land to the rear of 47-51 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, in advance of the construction of several new dwellings. Located to the rear of a 16th- to 17th-century listed timber-framed building, evaluation revealed 13 post-medieval/modern pits, one post-medieval posthole, an undated pit and posthole, and a post-medieval brick foundation. Most of the pits and postholes produced a small assemblage of domestic waste dating from the 17th century onwards, including fragments of pottery, peg-tile, unfrogged bricks, animal bone, bottle glass and clay pipe. The brick foundation could have been part of an internal feature for the 19th-century outbuilding that was demolished before the evaluation took place, but is perhaps more likely to be part of an earlier structure.