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CAT Report 21: summary

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Archaeological evaluation: the Old Poultry Market site, North Station Road, Colchester, Essex - May 1998
by Crossan, C

Date report completed: June 1998
Location: the Old Poultry Market site, North Station Road, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 9931 2570
File size: 1,047 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Roman, wall, medieval, wall, opus signinum, timber drain-pipe, post-medieval, building, Roman tile, Roman brick

Summary. On the 23rd and 24th May 1998, a field evaluation took place to investigate the archaeological implications of proposed redevelopment at the site known as the Old Poultry Market in North Station Road, Colchester. The investigation consisted of four machine-dug trenches situated as near as was practically possible to the locations proposed in the Colchester Museums Service Evaluation Brief. The earliest identifiable activity belongs to the Roman period and is most clearly represented by a foundation in Trench 1. Trench 3 appeared to contain Roman brick and roof-tile fragments throughout which suggests that some building demolition had taken place.