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CAT Report 1859: summary

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An archaeological evaluation on land off Colchester Road, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0ES: September 2022
by Sarah Veasey
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Laura Pooley and Adam Wightman)

Date report completed: September 2022
Location: Land off Colchester Road, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0ES
Map reference(s): TL 89435 17485
File size: 10607 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (59 trial-trenches) was undertaken on land off Colchester Road, Tiptree, Essex in advance of the construction of 200 new homes. The site is located in an area that has been subject to very little archaeological investigation. This evaluation uncovered 25 features: 16 pits, eight ditches or gullies and a gully/plough scar.

Of particular interest are a pit that has a possible Mesolithic or Early Neolithic date, on the western side of the excavation area, and a cluster of medieval features in the north. A small quantity of features dating to the prehistoric, Roman and post-medieval/modern periods were also spread across the site.