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CAT Report 462: summary

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A watching brief on Area J1, Colchester Garrison, Colchester, Essex
by Patrick Spencer and Howard Brooks

Date report completed: April 2008
Location: Area J1, Colchester Garrison, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL99232444, TL99262447
File size: 293 kb kb
Project type: Watching brief
Significance of the results: neg

Summary. A negative watching brief was held on the digging of footings trenches for two new buildings in the former Cavalry Barracks in Colchester Garrison. Footings trenches exposed a post-medieval or modern layer containing tile, brick and charcoal and directly overlying natural gravel and sand. An L-shaped trench was also located, probably the grubbed-out footings of a building shown on the 1991 OS map. Areas of modern demolition material and featureless loam were exposed and examination of spoil heaps yielded modern finds and post-medieval bottle glass (not retained).