Medieval windmill at Little Dunmow

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Actually old news, but I've just seen that the Essex County Council document on building the new A120 [PDF] (published in July 2004), contains a section on Archaeology. It states:
The construction of the A120 was preceded by a full programme of archaeological investigations resulting in the identification of 54 areas of archaeological interest. Archaeological evaluation on the route began in 2000, with detailed excavations in 2002 on sites identified during evaluation work, followed by monitoring during the first phase of construction.

The result of this work has provided an insight into the density of occupation from the Mesolithic (10000 BC) through to the present day that survives in the Essex landscape. The main sites identified (see map above) included 2 prehistoric settlements of Bronze Age and Iron Age date at Grange Lane and East of Little Dunmow Road, two Roman settlements, one adjacent to Rayne Roundabout and the other, a complete farmstead with burial ground, at Strood Hall , two medieval farmsteads at Blatches and Stebbingford, and a medieval windmill at Little Dunmow .

A full report on the results will be published within two years of the opening of the road.

Item: #474, Posted: 31/5/05.

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