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CAT Report 1886: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at Hall Meadows, Hall Road, Asheldham, Essex, CM0 7JF: November 2022
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton and Adam Wightman)

Date report completed: November 2022
Location: Hall Meadows, Hall Road, Asheldham, Essex, CM0 7JF
Map reference(s): TL 97831 01494
File size: 7097 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (two trial-trenches) was carried out at Hall Meadows, Hall Road, Asheldham, Essex in advance of the construction of a new dwelling. Located within an area of known cropmarks and surrounded by prehistoric, Roman and Anglo-Saxon remains, the development site is also located close to the 17th-century Asheldham Hall. Excavation revealed two ditches, two post-holes, a pit/tree-throw and 11 tree-throws. One of the ditches produced a piece of peg-tile and could be a field boundary ditch. A piece of Roman imbrex was also recovered from the pit/tree-throw. Small sherds of pottery and two pieces of worked flint from five of the tree-throws provides evidence for prehistoric occupation on or close to the development site.