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CAT Report 330: summary

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An archaeological watching brief at 20 Yorick Road, West Mersea, Essex: July 2005
by Holloway, B

Date report completed: 07/07/2006
Location: West Mersea, Essex
Map reference(s): TM01971251
File size: 129 kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: Scheduled Ancient Monument, Roman building, mausoleum, ceramic building materials, opus signinum

Summary. Observations were made during the excavation of foundation trenches and a drainage trench, forming part of a new extension to an existing garage. Little archaeological material was observed during the watching brief, the bulk of material being demolition associated with the Roman mausoleum (scheduled ancient monument or SAM no 32). In addition to the demolition material, two features were observed, both in foundation trench 2; the first was a greensand and mortar wall foundation, and the second was a modern soakaway. No structural evidence of the mausoleum was observed during the watching brief.