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CAT Report 67: summary

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A watching brief at 41 Castle Road, Colchester, Essex - March-April 2000
by Benfield, S

Date report completed: April 2000
Location: 41 Castle Road, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s):
File size: 328 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: neg
Keywords: Roman pottery, ceramic building materials, metalled surface, samian ware

Summary. Footings trenches for a new dwelling south of the existing house at 41 Castle Road revealed Roman stratigraphy at several points. One thick gravelly layer was seen, but not in the correct place to be the Roman street dividing insulae 7 and 8 of the Roman town (which should run west of this property). It is presumably a yard or pathway. Other details incuded a possible clay floor, a post hole, and another metalled area. A few finds of Roman brick/tile and pottery were collected, but none were stratified.