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CAT Report 1791: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land opposite 92-96 Windermere Avenue, Hullbridge, Essex, SS5 6JT:March 2022
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton)

Date report completed: April 2022
Location: Land opposite 92-96 Windermere Avenue, Hullbridge, Essex, SS5 6JT
Map reference(s): TQ 8063 9495 (centre)
File size: 5929 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Windermere Avenue Hullbridge

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (four trial-trenches) was carried out on land opposite 92-96 Windermere Avenue, Hullbridge, Essex in advance of the construction of a new housing estate.

Previous archaeological investigations to the south-east of the development site had revealed significant Early Iron Age settlement activity including a trackway, post-built structures, pits, post-holes and a waterhole, along with Romano-British enclosure ditches, extraction pits and two unurned cremations, and a medieval ditch. This evaluation revealed seven prehistoric pits, a Romano-British pit, two post-medieval/modern pits, five undated features (one ditch/pit and four pits) and one natural feature. All seven of the prehistoric pits produced handmade flint tempered pottery likely dating from the Bronze Age to Early Iron Age. Other finds from the evaluation included two fragments of fired clay, possibly from loomweights.