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Archaeological monitoring at 1 Alexandra Cottages, Woodview Road, Layer Marney, Essex, CO5 9UJ:April 2022
by Bronagh Quinn

Date report completed: April 2022
Location: 1 Alexandra Cottages, Woodview Road, Layer Marney, Essex, CO5 9UJ
Map reference(s): TL 92147 17328 (centre)
File size: 2051 kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Layer Marney

Summary. Observations of groundworks for two-storey side extension, a new porch and a new detached double garage were undertaken as a field to the south-west produces large quantities of Roman brick and tile when deeply ploughed. To the immediate west is Parkgate Farmhouse, a 15th-century timber-framed hall-house. 650m south-west is Layer Marney Tower, a gatehouse and east and west wings of a great 16th-century house. Prehistoric features have also been recorded by aerial photography to the south-west. Despite this, there were no archaeological remains.