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Early post-medieval remains at Zone E, Beaulieu, Chelmsford

Stocks-Morgan, Helen (2016) Early post-medieval remains at Zone E, Beaulieu, Chelmsford. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd, Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological evaluation comprising twelve trenches was carried out within a proposed open space next to the Zone E new neighbourhood, Beaulieu, Chelmsford, Essex. The fieldwork took place between the 13/08/16 and the 23/09/16.
The evaluation found evidence for Late Iron Age settlement comprising curvilinear gullies belonging to a possible roundhouse.
An east to west aligned field system and pits thought to be associated with a pit alignment recorded in excavations immediately to the north-west (Site 8) probably date to the late medieval/Tudor (transitional medieval) period. These features are likely to be evidence of the managed landscape associated with the Tudor Palace of Beaulieu constructed by Henry VIII and surrounding deer park. Other features associated with this phase of activity include a lime kiln that may have been used to provide lime for use in construction associated with the palace.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeological evaluation essex, chelmsford, beaulieu park, iron age, gully, pottery, medieval, post-medieval, tudor, lime kiln, ditch, deer park
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Essex
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Chris Faine
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 12:26
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 12:26
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3333

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