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CAT Report 39: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at St Botolph's priory, Colchester
by Crossan, C

Date report completed: 31/07/1999
Location: Colchester town centre, Essex
Map reference(s): TL999249
File size: 308 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: Scheduled Ancient Monument, church

Summary. A 2 x 2.5m trench was manually excavated to a depth of 1m to establish the archaeological implications of a proposed church extension in St Botolph's priory grounds. The uppermost 60 cm of the trench was occupied by modern deposits, sealing a thick layer of dark soil which extended beyond the bottom of the trench. Finds from the lowest exposed level of the dark soil indicate that its deposition occurred no earlier than the 19th century.