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CAT Report 701: summary

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An archaeological evaluation at 97 High Street, Colchester, Essex - June 2012
by Don Shimmin
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: December 2013
Location: 97 High Street, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 9985 2524
File size: 4,382 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results: **
Keywords: Temple of Claudius, precinct wall

Summary. An archaeological evaluation took place at 97 High Street, Colchester, Essex in advance of the redevelopment of the site. Two narrow trial-trenches were dug by CAT in order to accurately record the position and depth of the south precinct wall of the Temple of Claudius. The northern edge of the foundation platform for the precinct wall was located in both trenches. The top of the foundation platform lay approximately 1 m below the modern yard surface. In one of the trial-trenches, the remains of a pier base, which formed part of the monumental arcade, was uncovered on top of the foundation platform. In the other trench, the foundation platform was sealed by part of a later Roman blocking wall.