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CAT Report 1920: summary

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An archaeological excavation at Moorlands Farm, Great Bentley, Essex, CO7 8RS: February-March 2023
by Sarah Veasey
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Laura Pooley, Bronagh Quinn, Alec Wade and Adam Wightman)

Date report completed: February-March 2023
Location: Moorlands Farm, Great Bentley, Essex, CO7 8RS
Map reference(s): TM 11589 22056 (centre)
File size: 6131 kb
Project type: Excavation
Significance of the results:

Summary. Archaeological excavation was carried out at Moorland Farm, Great Bentley, Essex in advance of the construction of 26 houses. An archaeological evaluation on the site uncovered some sporadic prehistoric activity and evidence of a medieval field system. The excavation area was focussed on trenches 7 and 8 of the evaluation and uncovered 63 features. The results of the excavation are very similar to those of the evaluation with minimal finds evidence, limited prehistoric activity and a medieval/post-medieval field system.