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CAT Report 240: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at 7 Ashley Gardens, Colchester, Essex: July 2003
by Orr, K

Date report completed: 30/08/2003
Location: Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL9830925064
File size: 5467 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: Roman ditch, post-medieval, medieval, animal bone, ceramic building materials

Summary. Two small trial-trenches were excavated in the garden of 7 Ashley Gardens, Colchester, Essex. A probable Roman deposit was recorded in one trench which had been cut by a large ditch which may be Roman or post-medieval in date. The presence of a small amount of residual Roman tile and pottery would be expected from a site in this location, but it does not signify actual Roman settlement on the site itself. Residual 13th- to 14th-century pottery may indicate medieval activity in the vicinity.