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CAT Report 160: summary

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An archaeological watching brief on one section of an Anglian Water main, Spring Lane, Colchester, Essex: April-September 2001
by Orr, K
(with contributions from Black, E)

Date report completed: 30/11/2001
Location: Lexden, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL97282542
File size: 800 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Roman building, ceramic building materials, Roman pottery, Roman pit, Roman quarry

Summary. An archaeological watching brief along a new water-main to the east of Spring Lane revealed two or three sand quarry-pits dated to the Roman period. One pit contained Roman bricks which would have formed a voussoir over a door or window, indicating the presence of an unlocated Roman building nearby.