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CAT Report 265: summary

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An archaeological watching brief at the Castle public house, 92 High Street, Colchester, Essex: February-March 2004
by Orr, K

Date report completed: 03/03/2004
Location: Colchester town centre, Essex
Map reference(s): TL9989725235
File size: 233 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Colchester castle, ceramic building materials, Temple of Claudius, Roman arcade

Summary. Observations were made during groundworks for an extension to the Castle public house. A spread of Roman building material was encountered and, during piling, a hard obstacle was encountered at 1.5m below ground-level which may represent part of the remains of the Roman arcade which enclosed the temple precinct.