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CAT Report 422: summary

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An archaeological evaluation by test-pitting on the putting green and in the nursery, Upper Castle Park, Colchester, Essex: April 2007
by Orr, K
(with contributions from Benfield, S; Crummy, N)

Date report completed: 01/06/2007
Location: Colchester town centre, Essex
Map reference(s): TL9993125429
File size: 676 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: Neg
Keywords: demolition debris, Roman tile, Roman pottery, coins, Roman glass, septaria, animal bone, clay tobacco pipe, iron nails

Summary. Five test-pits were excavated by hand on the putting green and in the nursery of Upper Castle Park in April 2007. Those on the putting green did not encounter any Roman deposits or features, being dug through topsoil and post-Roman dark earth. The two test-pits dug in the nursery did reach Roman archaeology, ie a late Roman demolition layer starting at between 820mm and 950mm below ground-level.