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CAT Report 178: summary

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An archaeological evaluation on the west side of St John's abbey precinct wall, along Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex: February 2002
by Holloway, B
(with contributions from Benfield, S; Brooks, H; Crummy, N.)

Date report completed: 06/03/2002
Location: Colchester town centre, Essex
Map reference(s): TL99902473, TL99892455, TL99882478, TL99892479, TL99782472, TL998248, TL99902473, TL99902460
File size: 8320 kb
Project type: Evaluation, Building survey
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: medieval, post-medieval, church, Scheduled Ancient Monument, small finds, animal bone

Summary. Three test-trenches were dug on the west side of St John's abbey precinct wall along Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex. The trenches were excavated to allow a structural engineer to assess the condition and stability of the structure. The three test-trenches exposed the face of the precinct wall, showing it to be in varying states of condition and preservation, with evidence of previous patches and repair work.