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CAT Report 526: summary

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Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching at Colnebank House, 30 St Peter's Street, Colchester, Essex: September 2009
by Howard Brooks and Ben Holloway

Date report completed: October 2009
Location: Colnebank House, 30 St Peterís Street, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL9965125590
File size: 186 kb
Project type: Excavation
Significance of the results: neg

Summary. The site (now a disused office complex) is located 40m to the north of the north wall of the Roman town, and on the south bank of the River Colne.

An archaeological evaluation by four trial-trenches exposed foundations and surfaces which are probably part of the 19th-century silk mill. The mill buildings date from 1826 and were demolished in 1967.

The excavated sequence consisted primarily of modern strata which sealed river silts containing residual Roman brick and tile. River gravels were reached below the river silts at depths of between 2.1m and 2.5m below current ground-level.