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Colchester Archaeological Trust

CAT Report 53: summary

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Watching brief report: land south of Ypres Road, Colchester
by Crossan, C

Date report completed: 02/12/1999
Location: Garrison, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL993232
File size: 1064 kb
Project type: Watching brief (negative)
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: World War 1/World War 2 defences

Summary. An initial visit was made to the Ypres Road area. The Ministry of Defence is engaged in clearing a very large open area of buried ordnance. They are currently averaging about 35 holes a day and have collected at least three large skips full of scrap ; Since they are only digging for iron much of their excavation is likely to be in ground previously disturbed by WWI training activity.