Find Spot record MCC4953 - Archaeological fieldwalking survey at Birch


A Fieldwalking survey of farmland to the East of Birch airfield revealed finds of predominantly Roman date, including masonry.


Grid reference TL 924 192 (point)
Map sheet TL91NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A Fieldwalking survey over 6.9ha of farmland to the east of Birch airfield revealed a small amount of prehistoric material. A sherd of flint- tempered pottery, probably of late bronze age or Early Iron Age date was found.

Six flints recovered from various parts of the site included a large fragment of an unfinished tool provisionally identified as a midddle palaeolthic handaxe or late neolithic discoidal knife. There was also a crested blade of possible Mesolithic, or less likely, neolithic date. The others were undiagnostic, comprising one blade fragment and three flakes, one of which may have been retouched. <1>.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Evaluation Report: Crossan, C.. 1997. Fieldwalking survey at Birch, Colchester for ARC Southern Ltd.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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