Site Event/Activity record ECC3816 - Field walking survey at Coronation Grove, Birch, 2007


Location Coronation Grove, Birch
Grid reference Centred TL 947 203 (333m by 349m)
Map sheet TL92SW
County ESSEX



Colchester Archaeological Group





A field walking survey was undertaken by CAG in 2007 of Coronation Grove, Birch, a c.5ha. field. This followed extensive field walking in the 1980s by P. Spencer and N. Dennis, who recovered large numbers of Neolithic flints. The area was walked up to 1m each side of each 20m grid line, giving a 10% sample of the area; several areas were subsequently the subject of a 100% sweep. The field was set aside but very sparsely vegetated at the time of the survey. A total of 200 flints were recovered, 38 sherds of pottery and nearly 2000 pieces of peg-tile (the latter probably the result of manuring). Most of the flint was waste from flint working, i.e. trimming pieces, flakes or debitage. A number of cores or fragments of cores were found. A small proportion were completed tools (scrapers, blades, knives). The diagnositc pieces indicate a multi-period site, mainly Mesolithic with some later Neolithic activity.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: Mallinson, John. 2007. A Field Walk at Coronation Grove, Birch. Colchester Archaeological Group Bulletin Vol. 47 pp.30-37.
  • <2> Article in serial: Hardy, Denise, & Moore, Anna. 2007. Report on Worked Flint found at Birch site D. Colchester Archaeological Group Bulletin Vol. 47 pp.38-39.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Mesolithic and Late Neolithic flint scatter, Coronation Grove, Birch (Find Spot)

Record last edited

Jul 8 2016 5:09PM

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