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Archaeological evaluation on land opposite St Margaretís Church, Maldon Road, Woodham Mortimer, Essex, CM9 6SN: September 2023
by Harvey Furniss

Date report completed: September 2023
Location: St Margaretís Church, Maldon Road, Woodham Mortimer, Essex, CM9 6SN
Map reference(s): TL 82164 05030 (centre)
File size: 1374 kb
Project type: Evaluation
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Summary. An archaeological evaluation (20 trial-trenches) was carried out on land opposite St Margaretís Church, Maldon Road, Woodham Mortimer, Essex, in advance of the construction of a new crematorium. Despite lying on the southwestern fringe of the historic town of Maldon, only three features were uncovered, a medieval or post-medieval ditch, an undated post-hole and a pit which produced sherds of possible Late Bronze Age pottery. The latter feature apparently constitutes the first evidence of prehistoric activity in the area, and possibly indicates the presence of a prehistoric settlement.