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CAT Report 245: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at St Benedict's College, Norman Way, Colchester, Essex: September 2003
by Orr, K
(with contributions from Dennis, Dr T.)

Date report completed: 10/10/2003
Location: Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL97652468, TL976247
File size: 944 kb
Project type: Evaluation, Geophysical survey
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: Roman pottery, geophysical survey

Summary. During a magnetometer survey and evaluation by trial-trenching at St Benedict's College, no features of archaeological significance were observed. The ground showed very little evidence of disturbance. This, coupled with the scarcity of finds, indicates that the ground had been left untouched for a long period of time. The lack of much Roman pottery or tile suggests that there were no centres of Roman occupation in the vicinity. No cremation burials were observed during the evaluation, nor was there any evidence of Late Iron Age or Roman ditches.