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CAT Report 57: summary

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Archaeological observations at 22-24 High Street, Colchester (formerly John Menzies')
by Brooks, H

Date report completed: 31/01/2000
Location: Colchester town centre, Essex
Map reference(s): TL99542518
File size: 2550 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Post-medieval building, ceramic building materials, samian ware, roman pottery

Summary. Significant archaeological horizons, probably all Roman in date, were observed at 29.60m above Ordnance Datum slightly north of centre of the premises. This level coincides with 1.00m below the top of the existing floor slab. The bottom of the archaeological horizon is marked by natural sand at 28.60m AOD.