Excavation Archives

Excavation Archives

The Museum receives site archives (the finds and records) from archaeological excavations and fieldwork in Uttlesford district (north-west Essex). Below is a summary of the main archaeological archives held by the Museum; this list will be revised in future as significant new archives are deposited. In addition to archives listed, there are finds and records from numerous small evaluations, watching briefs and small-scale fieldwork around the district.

Great Chesterford
Large collection of small site archives from the Roman town, and from local society excavation of the Roman temple site at Stumps Cross, as well as 19th century antiquarian finds.

Great Dunmow
Collection of archives, supplemented by other small excavations and watching briefs, relating principally to the Roman town and earlier Iron Age occupation. Main archives are: Excavations at Great Dunmow, Essex by Wickenden, N, East Anglian Archaeology 41, 1988 and Buildings Farm, published by Lavender, N J in Essex Archaeology and History 28, 1997, 47-92.

Radwinter
Medieval tile kiln.

Saffron Walden
Finds and records of various fieldwork carried out around the medieval town over the last century, synthesised by Bassett, S in Saffron Walden : excavations and research 1972-80, CBA research report 45, 1982, and since added to by recent evaluations and watching briefs.

Stansted Airport
Major multi-period archive from fieldwork undertaken by Essex County Council prior to the development of the Airport in 1986-91. Published by Havis, R and Brooks, H, East Anglian Archaeology report 107, 2004.

Stebbingford (Felsted parish)
Medieval farmstead, published by Medlycott, M in Essex Archaeology and History 27, 1993, 102-181.

Thaxted
Various small excavations in the medieval town, published in Essex Archaeology and History, including evidence of the late medieval cutlery industry and cobbling.

Wendens Ambo
Late Iron Age and Roman site excavated by Ian Hodder prior to the construction of M11, and published in The Archaeology of the M11 : excavations at Wendens Ambo by the Passmore Edwards Museum, 1982, vol 2.

Wicken Bonhunt
Mid-Saxon manor site, with earlier prehistoric and later Norman activity, including inhumation burials associated with St Helen’s Chapel.

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