Monument record MCC5240 - Braziers Farm, Great Tey (Cressing-Great Horkesley Fresh Trunk Main)
|Grid reference||Centred TL 8757 2527 (819m by 372m)|
|Civil Parish||GREAT TEY, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (3)
Great Tey, Braziers Farm (GTEBZ98)
This site is located 1.5km south-west of Great Tey, 100m north of Braziers Farm, on alluvial gravels on the south bank of the Roman River. An area of 8 x 6m was excavated. The northern half of a prehistoric ring-ditch lay within the pipeline easement, represented by a curved ditch , 1.0-1.6m wide and 0.45m deep, with steep sides, filled with pebbly sandy silt with occasional burnt clay and charcoal inclusions. The ditch contained a few sherds of flint-gritted pottery, unfortunately not closely datable. No internal features were recorded, but a series of small post-holes ,  and  cut the outer edge of the ditch, as seen on other ring-ditches in Essex, notably at Langford, near Maldon. A second ditch  immediately to the north was broad and shallow, at 1.5m wide and 0.1m deep, and was filled with clay-silt. It is undated but was most likely related to the ring-ditch, possibly as an enclosure ditch. A second ring-ditch beside the Roman River has previously been recorded near Teybrook Farm 1.5km to the east of the site and a Late Bronze Age socketed axe head has also been found in this area (EHER 8800, 8597).<1><2>
- <1> SEX62906 DESC TEXT: Allen, P. 2001. Cressing-Great Horkesley Fresh Water Trunk Main-EHCR Summary.
- <2> SEX65193 DESC TEXT: Allen, P. 2003. Cressing-Great Horkesley Fresh Water Trunk Main (EHCR summary).
- <3> SCC72916 Article in serial: Allen, Patrick & Gibson, Stuart. 2015. A Roman crop-processing enclosure at Great Tey, and other sites on the Cressing to Great Horkesley Anglian Water trunk main: rescue excavations 1998. Essex Transactions of Archaeology and History forthcoming. p.45.
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Jul 28 2016 12:46PM