View all the report titles
View a summary of a chosen report
View the full report in PDF format of a chosen report
Search archive using keywords
Home Page

Colchester Archaeological Trust

CAT Report 604: summary

(Click on report title to view full report in PDF format)

An archaeological watching brief at the former CBC depot, Jarmin Road, Colchester, Essex - October 2008
by Donald Shimmin
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: October 2011
Location: former CBC depot, Jarmin Road, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 9980 2595
File size: 162 kb
Project type: Archaeological watching brief
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: burnt daub, Roman, tile, ditch

Summary. An archaeological watching brief took place at the site of the former CBC depot at Jarmin Road in Colchester during the machine-excavation of a series of testpits by the developer. Two probable Roman features were revealed in the southwestern part of the site. There was a spread of fragments of burnt daub and Roman brick/tile across the site. These probably derive from a Roman tile kiln on or near the site. The natural subsoil was contaminated in places by leakages from underground fuel tanks.