Collins, C. (2019). Archaeological Test Pit Excavations in Little Hallingbury, Essex, 2007-2010. University of Cambridge: Access Cambridge Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.5284/1057600. Cite this using datacite

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Archaeological Test Pit Excavations in Little Hallingbury, Essex, 2007-2010
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A total of 56 1m2 archaeological test pits were excavated between 2007 and 2010 in the village of Little Hallingbury in northwest Essex. The test pits were excavated in gardens and fields by 174 Year 9 and 10 local school pupils as part of the University of Cambridge's Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA), developed and ran by Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA) out of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. The test pitting in Little Hallingbury revealed a range of activity dating from the later prehistoric period through to the modern day. The nature of the test pits allows excavations in otherwise inaccessible places for the normal methods of commercial archaeological investigation, and it showed that some earlier phases of occupation in Little Hallingbury still exist under the present settlement, despite the widespread level of disturbances and modern development. A focus of Bronze Age occupation around the site of the current primary school was seen through the test pitting strategy with also further dispersed activity noted through the landscape. This scattered rural activity was also noted through the Roman period that also continued through the Anglo Saxon period too, becoming slightly more formalised as a settlement, albeit dispersed, into the high medieval. The effects of the Black Death in the village was perhaps not as severe as noted from other settlements, what was recorded through the test pitting was that there were instead shifts in occupation through the village, from one green to another, until the 16th century and later when more of the village began to be settled with also later infilling during the 19th century.
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C Collins
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Access Cambridge Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Essex County Council Historic Environment (OASIS Reviewer)
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2019
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Site: Little Hallingbury Big Dig
County: ESSEX
District: UTTLESFORD
Parish: LITTLE HALLINGBURY
Country: England
Grid Reference: 550300, 217500 (Easting, Northing)
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BURNT STONE (Find) Late Prehistoric (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) Bronze Age (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) Early Medieval (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) Medieval (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) Modern (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) Post Medieval (GLL)
POTTERY (Find) Roman (GLL)
WORKED FLINT (Find) Late Prehistoric (GLL)
BEAM SLOT (Monus) Early Medieval (GLL)
BEAM SLOT (Monus) Uncertain (GLL)
POST HOLE (Monus) Medieval (GLL)
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A4, comb bound, grey report, 151 pages that are meant to be printed double sided
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13 Jan 2020
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