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CAT Report 243: summary

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An archaeological watching brief at 24-26 Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex: December 2002-June 2003
by Orr, K

Date report completed: 30/08/2003
Location: Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL9990024604
File size: 441 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: post-medieval, well, animal bone, glass

Summary. A watching brief was carried out during the digging of test-pits, ground-reduction and excavation of foundations involved in works to demolish and rebuild nos 24 and 25 and to repair the listed building no 26, Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex. A brick-lined well and four pits of probable post-medieval or modern date were recorded. Peg-tile, animal bone and part of a post-medieval glass bottle were the only finds. The ground appeared to be very disturbed with at least 500mm of post-medieval or modern deposits overlying natural sand. No evidence was recorded of any Roman or Anglo-Saxon burials, although it appears that the ground had previously been lowered and that any such remains may have been destroyed as a result.