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CAT Report 1845: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at Kings Acre, Third Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6YL:August 2022
by Sarah Veasey and Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Alec Wade and Adam Wightman figures by Chris Lister, Sarah Veasey and Emma Holloway)

Date report completed: September 2022
Location: Kings Acre, Third Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6YL
Map reference(s): TL 44401 09005 (centre)
File size: 8972 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (two trial-trenches) was carried out on land at Kings Acre, Third Avenue, Harlow, Essex in advance of the construction of a new rehabilitation centre. The site is adjacent to the medieval moated site of Passmores (Scheduled Ancient Monument 1019276), which includes an extant early 18th-century Grade II listed Georgian manor.

Evaluation revealed a brick wall foundation to the north of the site associated with a layer of demolition debris presumably from the same building. When overlaid onto OS maps of the area, the foundation is in alignment with the southern wall of a building visible on mapping from 1880 until at least 1947. To the south of the development site, the evaluation revealed the remains of a pond backfilled in the post-medieval period.