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Steeple Bumpstead Flood Alleviation Scheme, Steeple Bumpstead, Essex

House, Jonathan and Clarke, Graeme (2014) Steeple Bumpstead Flood Alleviation Scheme, Steeple Bumpstead, Essex. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology Ltd, Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire. (Unpublished)

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Between March and October 2013, Oxford Archaeology East carried out an archaeological watching brief (to discharge a planning condition) during works along the Bumpstead Brook associated with the Steeple Bumpstead Flood Alleviation Scheme (centred on TL 6794 4118). The monitoring was carried out during channel-widening work and related installation of bridge foundations and gabions from a point where Bumpstead Brook is fed by Helions Brook to the ford at Church Street, towards the historic core of the village. The archaeological desk study carried out previously by Oxford Archaeology suggested that there would be a higher chance or degree of survival of archaeological remains in this section of the scheme.
The main archaeological deposit of interest recorded was a midden layer associated with a 16th century and later tanyard, from which a quantity of cattle horncores and other bone fragments was recovered. More recent evidence included a re-used split timber that had been laid on top of the recent river silts, probably to create a temporary fording point.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: archaeological watching brief, essex, braintree, steeple bumpstead, pipeline, midden, tanyard, tanning, horn cores, animal remains, post-medieval, post medieval
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Essex
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Depositing User: Chris Faine
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 15:38
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 15:39
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/3385

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