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CAT Report 83: summary

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Watching brief report: Drury Road (formerly Drury Farm dairy), Colchester
by Crossan, C

Date report completed: 21/06/2000
Location: Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL98322406
File size: 28 kb
Project type: Watching brief, Watching brief (negative)
Significance of the results: Neg

Summary. This large irregularly-shaped site lies to the east of the garage near the junction of Drury Road and Maldon Road, close to the suggested course of a Roman road between Gosbecks and the group radiating from the site of the Royal Grammar School. The first phase included plots 10 and 11 on the Maldon Road frontage. This part of the site contained many service trenches, some of which were associated with the electricity sub-station, which at the time stood to the west of plot 1. Natural subsoil over much of the site has high gravel content and the stony content here showed every indication of being part of this widespread natural deposit. The watching brief resumed in 2000 when groundworking activity was noticed in the eastern part of the site. The only deep sections observed were those for plots 8 and 9, where a mid brown loam extended to a depth of 70cm, resting on reddish brown natural sand.