Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 899: summary
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land south of Wyndhams Croft, Whiteditch Lane, Newport, Essex, CB11 3UD: November-December 2015
by Mark Baister
(with contributions from -)
Date report completed: November 2015
Location: land south of Wyndhams Croft, Whiteditch Lane, Newport, Essex, CB11 3UD
Map reference(s): TL 5180 3452
File size: 4,473 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: ?prehistoric, pit, Roman, field-boundary, ditch
Eighteen trenches were excavated in advance of the construction of a housing development on land south of Wyndhams Croft, Whiteditch Lane, Newport, Essex. Fourteen features were identified, the majority of which were shallow, leached-out and almost certainly natural.
A possible prehistoric pit and two possible prehistoric linear features as well as two ditches were identified: one ditch was Roman and the other was of an unknown date. Both are most likely to have been field-boundary ditches. The substantial Roman ditch (F14) was exposed in four trenches and extended east-west across the middle of the site.
Nothing else of archaeological interest was uncovered.