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CAT Report 453: summary

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An archaeological watching brief on Flagstaff Road, Colchester Garrison, Colchester, Essex: May 2007
by Howard Brooks and David Ross

Date report completed: January 2008
Location: Colchester Garrison, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL9965024750
File size: 192kb kb
Project type: watching brief
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: post-medieval pit, medieval wall, post-medieval wall

Summary. This site lies immediately west of Abbey House and the western precinct wall of St John's Abbey. A watching brief during a contractor's excavation of a thrust-bore pit revealed an in situ wall foundation, possibly associated with St John's Abbey or else a post-Dissolution structure built against the outer face of the abbey precinct wall. Other features included two post-medieval pits, and a post-hole possibly associated with the wall foundation. This part of Flagstaff Road has been heavily truncated by modern service runs.