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CAT Report 156: summary

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An archaeological watching brief at St Peter's Vicarage, North Hill, Colchester, Essex: September 2001
by Orr, K

Date report completed: 30/09/2001
Location: Colchester town centre, Essex
Map reference(s): TL99352530
File size: 525 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Roman building, tessellated pavement, Roman street, Roman pottery, votive deposit, human bone

Summary. Observations were made during and after groundworks for a new sewer-trench. The excavations revealed part of a possible Roman tessellated floor, and a probable robber trench dug to remove a Roman wall. These features may have been from a house fronting the Roman street which would be expected from this area of the town. An almost complete Roman pot may well be part of a votive deposit associated with the house, and it may have contained food. It was common to bury votive deposits under floors.