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CAT Report 623: summary

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Archaeological investigations at Kingswode Hoe School, Sussex Road, Colchester, Essex - October 2011
by Don Shimmin
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, N Crummy)

Date report completed: February 2012
Location: Kingswode Hoe School, Sussex Road, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 9836 2523
File size: 1,270 kb
Project type: Archaeological investigations
Significance of the results: **
Keywords: Sheepen Dyke, Roman, ditch, trackway/droveway, pottery

Summary. An archaeological investigation took place at Kingswode Hoe School, Colchester, Essex, in advance of the construction of an extension to the school building. The ditch of the Sheepen Dyke extended across the south-eastern corner of the site. To the west of this were two parallel, early Roman ditches, both of which had been recut. They probably defined a trackway or droveway. Other features were sparse but included two pits, one of which was broadly contemporary with the trackway, while the other contained a small Bronze Age or Iron Age sherd.