Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 1049: summary
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Archaeological evaluation at Hill Farm, Boxted Cross, Boxted, Essex, CO4 5RD: December 2016
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Lisa Gray, Adam Wightman)
Date report completed: January 2017
Location: Hill Farm, Boxted Cross, Boxted, Essex, CO4 5RD
Map reference(s): TM 0044 3248 (c)
File size: 7,818 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: ditch, pit, post-hole, field boundary, prehistoric, post-medieval
An archaeological evaluation (18 trial-trenches) was carried out at Hill Farm, Boxted Cross, Essex during pre-application work for the construction of residential dwellings.
The development site is located close to a number of prehistoric cropmarks and field systems, including the Boxted 'henge'. The evaluation revealed a possible prehistoric field boundary running NE/SW across the site, a possible medieval pit, a post-medieval
(16th- to 17th-century) ditch and brick foundation, a number of undated ditches, pits and post-holes, and several modern features.