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CAT Report 523: summary

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An archaeological excavation at Birch Pit, Stage 4 western extension, Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex - October-November 2008
by Stephen Benfield
(with contributions from H Brooks, N Crummy, A Wightman, Val Fryer)

Date report completed: August 2010
Location: Stage 4 western extension, Birch Pit, Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 924 194 and TL 919 191
File size: 3801 kb
Project type: Archaeological excavation
Significance of the results: **
Keywords: Bronze Age, Late Iron Age, Roman, medieval, post-medieval

Summary. Archaeological recording and excavation were carried out at Birch Pit in 2008, ahead of the expansion of the extraction area on the western side of the quarrypit. These follow on from excavations carried out between 2004 and 2007. The 2008 excavation was undertaken adjacent to the north and west of the areas excavated in 2007, in two areas (Area F and Area G) which were divided by an extant hedge line. Area G included part of an area showing a surface spread of Roman finds denoting a Roman settlement.