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CAT Report 236: summary

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An archaeological watching brief on land adjacent to 50 Rosebery Avenue, Colchester, Essex: May/June 2003
by Crossan, C

Date report completed: 23/07/2003
Location: Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TM00352500
File size: 1741 kb
Project type: Watching brief, Watching brief (negative)
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: post-medieval, St Botolph's Brook

Summary. The site lies in a small eastward-inclined valley 180m beyond the south-east corner of Colchester's town wall. The ground-level was reduced by up to 1.4m in preparation for the construction of flats with piled foundations. During the watching brief, substantial deposits of modern and post-medieval soils up to the 1.4m depth of excavation were recorded. Ground water leaking into the southern part of the excavation probably emanated from St Botolph's brook. Although now underground, maps indicate that the brook in this area was an open watercourse until at least the mid-19th century.