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CAT Report 81: summary

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Watching brief report: 4A East Hill, Colchester
by Crossan, C

Date report completed: 09/06/2000
Location: Colchester town centre, Essex
Map reference(s): TM00202523
File size: 3825 kb
Project type: Watching brief, Watching brief (negative)
Significance of the results: Neg

Summary. This property lies between The Ship pub (the late Rex Hull's local) and 3 East Hill, 30 metres beyond the site of the East Gate. In August 1990, four evaluation trenches failed to reveal any archaeologically significant features (CAT Project 1990/8b, copy of archive note attached). At the time of the visit three engineers test pits were open and a fourth (Trench 1) was partly backfilled. The trench depths and unstable sides prevented section cleaning. The only discovery of any note was, in Trench 2 the: east end partly exposed brick foundations for the west wall of The Ship, the brickwork in the north-east corner consisted of regular courses of solid c.19th century red brick which extended to a depth of at least 2m, the south-east corner was largely obscured, but appeared to be less regular and constructed from large fragments of thinner red brick. There were no finds.