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CAT Report 86: summary

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A watching brief on a borehole survey at Colchester Garrison, Phase 2: boreholes BH8-BH18 (July 2000)
by Orr, K

Date report completed: 07/07/2000
Location: Garrison, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL99172340, TL99382198, TL99252383, TL99252460, TL99722443, TM00332446, TL99802326
File size: 1231 kb
Project type: Watching brief, Watching brief (negative)
Significance of the results: Neg

Summary. This report contains a record of the soil stratigraphy revealed in a series of geotechnical boreholes on land within and belonging to Colchester Garrison. As a preliminary to deep drilling, pits were hand-dug at each location to check soil types and the presence of services and buried ordnance in the uppermost 1.2m of ground. Overall no cut features were discernible in any of the pits, although this may be due to their small size and not to the absence of archaeology. Fairly modern brick, a gun cartridge and a marble were the only artefacts found. None were retained.