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CAT Report 17: summary

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Report on an archaeological watching brief at the former Sargeant's Engineering Works, Northgate Street, Colchester: 1996-1997
by Brooks, H
(with contributions from Austin, C; Benfield, S; Crossan, C; Mabbitt, J)

Date report completed: March 1998
Location: Sargeant's Engineering Works, Northgate Street, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 9972 2551
File size: 17,701 kb
Project type: Archaeological watching brief
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Roman, town house, tessellated pavement, wall, opus signinum, hypocaust, painted wall-plaster, mosaic

Summary. A watching brief on the site of Sargeant's Engineering Works recorded the remains of Roman town houses - principally robbed wall lines, tessellated pavements and mortar floors. This confirmed the result of a 1993 evaluation on the same site, which suggested that Roman deposits probably existed below the level of the 1993 test trenches.