Site Event/Activity record ESF24888 - Evaluation - Land East of Longfield Road, Capel St Mary

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Location Land East of Longfield Road, Capel St Mary
Grid reference Centred TM 0982 3858 (268m by 386m)
Map sheet TM03NE



Archaeology South-East


Not recorded.



Evaluation was undertaken prior to residential development, which followed on from a geophysical survey on the site. 16 evaluation trenches were excavated across the 5.4ha site. Over the majority of the site the trenches demonstrated a soil profile of topsoil sealing a thin layer of light orangey silt/sandy silt subsoil which in turn overlaid natural geology. All features were sealed by topsoil and were either cut into the subsoil or the natural. Trench 16 in the southern most part of the site had a greater thickness of subsoil and it was a dark brown clayey silt, similar to the topsoil. This may represent dumping of material around the southern entrance to the field.There was a low density of archaeological remains although there seem to be clusteres of activity in the north-west and southern extremes of the site. There has been horizontal truncation to the tops of the features by ploughing (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Clover, K.. 2016. Archaeological Evaluation, Land to the east of Longfield Road, Capel St Mary.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Multi-period activity at Land East of Longfield Road (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 21 2017 3:35PM

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