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Archaeological evaluation at 85 Rayleigh Avenue,Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 5DL: July 2023
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton)

Date report completed: July 2023
Location: 85 Rayleigh Avenue,Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 5DL
Map reference(s): TQ 82981 89822 (centre)
File size: 4431 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (two trial-trenches) was carried out at 85 Rayleigh Avenue, Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, in advance of the construction of two bungalows. The evaluation took place within an area of archaeological significance, lying adjacent to a property where a Late Bronze Age or Iron Age ditch and a pit likely dating to the same period have been uncovered, and in the midst of the findspots of a number of prehistoric artefacts. Excavations revealed a Bronze Age pit, as well as an undatable posthole, an undatable gully and a modern wall foundation.