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Proposed solar farm at Wick Farm (eastern plot), Wick Road, Burnham-on-Crouch

Stocks-Morgan, Helen (2014) Proposed solar farm at Wick Farm (eastern plot), Wick Road, Burnham-on-Crouch. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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The Site is currently one large arable field occupying reclaimed salt marsh between 2m and 4m OD, within the Dengie Peninsula. It is close to the medieval settlement of Burnham-on-Crouch and the Manor House of West Wick and East Wick. Evidence of archaeology from the Bronze Age has been identified to the north-west of the site on the higher ground. Roman remains, comprising 'red hills', which are synonymous with salt making, have been encountered in the northern part of the site. This assessment demonstrates that there is the potential for surviving archaeological remains within the Site, in particular those dating to the Roman period. The majority of the Site has been subject to little modern disturbance. As a result, any archaeological deposits are likely to be in a good state of preservation, although they may have been affected by arable farming practises from the post-medieval period onwards. The construction of the proposed new arrays, sub stations, cable trenches and access roads have the potential to have a direct and permanent effect upon any surviving archaeological deposits.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Essex, essex, Burnham-on-Crouch, burnham-on-crouch, DBA, dba, Desk-Based Assessment, Desk-based Assessment, desk-based assessment, West Wick, west wick, East Wick, east wick, 1635, report 1635, Report 1635, OAE report 1635
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Essex
Period > None
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Hamilton
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 11:54
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 11:54
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5989

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