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CAT Report 621: summary

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Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching at 100 Colchester Road, St Osyth, Essex - November 2011
by Ben Holloway
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: January 2012
Location: 100 Colchester Road, St Osyth, Essex
Map reference(s): TM 1239 1623
File size: 2,176 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: neg
Keywords: -

Summary. The development lies within an area of archaeological potential in the northern part of the historic town of St Osyth. Three evaluation trenches (T1-T3) at a total length of 37m x 1.8m were excavated across the footprints of each the proposed new builds. No significant archaeological material or features were identified by this evaluation. The significant depth of topsoil and accumulation material shows that there has been little activity here, and the only features were modern or natural. The lack of archaeological material is probably a result of the site being located to the far north of both the priory and the main settlement focus in St Osyth. In addition, the site was set well back from the street frontage, in the rear grounds of 100 Colchester Road.