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CAT Report 42: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at the rear of Middleborough House (21 Middleborough), Colchester, in 1999
by Brooks, H

Date report completed: 21/09/1999
Location: Colchester town centre, Essex
Map reference(s):
File size: 11708 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Wooden feature, Roman pottery, water-logged, post-medieval, medieval leather, Roman wharf, Roman timber, animal bone, medieval pottery, Roman tile,

Summary. An archaeological evaluation by two trial trenches in the garden west of 21 Middleborough has revealed post-medieval dumped soils sealing archaeological deposits at depths between 1.8m and 2.0m below modern ground level (ie 4.35-4.15m AOD). These deposits consist of archaeological finds mixed in with riverside silts and gravels, and date between the later Roman period and the 16th century. Finds were plentiful, and included medieval leather fragments, Roman pottery and tile, and two large timber pieces which may be Roman in date.