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CAT Report 390: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at 38-40 Crouch Street, Colchester, Essex: September-October 2006
by Shimmin, D; Gorniak, M. I.

Date report completed: 10/10/2006
Location: Colchester town centre, Essex
Map reference(s): TL99132495
File size: 1,197KB kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: medieval and later buildings, Roman inhumation, septaria, plastered wall, Roman pit, medieval pit, cess-pit

Summary. During an archaeological evaluation at the extra-mural site of 38 40 Crouch Street in Colchester, further evidence was found for the medieval house of Crouched Friars. This included a large stone-and-mortar foundation, 0.65 m below the modern ground-level. An early post-medieval foundation may have resulted from the conversion of some of the friary buildings into a private residence. Surprisingly, there was no definite evidence for medieval burials, although a probable Roman inhumation was discovered at the rear of the site.