View all the report titles
View a summary of a chosen report
View the full report in PDF format of a chosen report
Search archive using keywords
Home Page

Colchester Archaeological Trust

CAT Report 1849: summary

(Click on report title to view full report in PDF format)

Archaeological excavation on land at Watch House Green, Felsted, Essex, CM6 3EF: July-August 2022
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Laura Pooley, Bronagh Quinn & Alec Wade)

Date report completed: December 2022
Location: land at Watch House Green, Felsted, Essex, CM6 3EF
Map reference(s): TL 69198 21101 (centre)
File size: 2298kb kb
Project type: Excavation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Felsted, Iron Age, Roman, Post-Medieval,

Summary. An archaeological excavation was carried out on land at Watch House Green, Felsted, Essex in advance of the construction of a residential development. The site lies adjacent to The Watch House, which has its origins in the 17th century, and is in the midst of a number of cropmark complexes. Excavation revealed: 1) a Late Iron Age/early Roman ditch and associated gullies; 2) an area of metalling with ditches, gullies and pits likely representing an agricultural landscape close to a Roman farmstead or villa dating from the late 2nd into the early/mid 4th century; and 3) a post-medieval field boundary ditch