Digging up the past to find out how we lived
Pieces of pottery and post holes - and a Saxon brick - were uncovered on an archaeological dig at Goldingham Hall in Bulmer at the weekend.
Members of the 100-strong Stour Valley Community Archaeology Group were back at the historic site for the third time – led by experts from Access Cambridge Archaeology, headed by well-known archaeologist Carenza Lewis.
With funding from Braintree District Council, the group have been continuing their recent dig at Goldingham Hall on the site of a large residence, revealed to be late Anglo-Saxon or early medieval based on the pottery and post holes.
Cambridge archaeological team member Laure Bonner said: “Of particular interest was a Saxon brick. Bricks used during Anglo-Saxon time are quite rare and are a very different shape to Roman bricks. Peter Minter from Bulmer Brick & Tile Company came down and showed us some comparative bricks.
“It just shows us how important this site is.”
She said she hoped Heritage Lottery funding could be found for a long-term dig.