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CAT Report 385: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at firstsite:newsite and in Queen Street, Colchester, Essex: April 2006
by Orr, K
(with contributions from Benfield, S; Brooks, H)

Date report completed: 10/10/2006
Location: Colchester town centre, Essex
Map reference(s):
File size: 594KB kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: demolition debris

Summary. Monitoring was carried out on a sewer trench dug at firstsite:newsite within the southern part of the former bus station and on three test-pits dug for a bus shelter in Queen Street. The deeper groundworks reached a layer of late Roman demolition or robbing debris. None of the groundworks were deep enough to expose any Roman structural remains that might account for the demolition debris. Within the sewer trench, the demolition debris was sealed by dark earth (where it had not already been disturbed by the existing sewer trench). In the test-pits in Queen Street, the Roman levels were sealed by 1m of modern material, with no intervening post- Roman layers.