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CAT Report 520: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at East Hill House, Colchester, Essex: April-June 2009
by Chris Lister

Date report completed: April 2010
Location: East Hill House, 78 High Street, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TM0085225227
File size: 1254 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Roman, hypocaust, tessellated pavement

Summary. The site lies in Insula 31/32 of the Roman town. Prior to the refurbishment of East Hill House as a hotel and the construction of retail and residential units to the west of this, three trial-trenches were excavated - two by machine and one by hand - inside East Hill House and in its grounds. The trenches revealed parts of two Roman buildings, presumably town-houses, one of which had a hypocaust and the other at least one area of tessellated pavement.