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CAT Report 419: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at Colchester Garrison Church, Military Road, Colchester, Essex: April 2007
by Brooks, H; Holloway, B
(with contributions from Dennis, T. J.)

Date report completed: 01/05/2007
Location: Garrison, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TM0037624352 (Centre)
File size: 6,288 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: grave cut, Roman pottery, Roman tile, peg-tile, clay tobacco pipe, glass, iron nails, animal bone

Summary. This plot is a known burial ground for the Napoleonic garrison at Colchester. An evaluation by four trenches revealed twelve linear features, which are interpreted as graves and intercutting graves. No human bone was exposed. Further excavation would be needed to confirm that these features were graves. There is scope for informative documentary research into burial records held by the Essex Record Office. This would shed light on the regiments whose soldiers were buried here, and would add to our knowledge of this interesting era in Colchester’s history.