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CAT Report 753: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at the University of Essex Parkside Office Development, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex: Phase 1 - September 2013
by Adam Wightman
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: February 2014
Location: University of Essex Parkside Office Development, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TM 0242 2424
File size: 3,339 kb
Project type: Archaeological monitoring
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: medieval, post-medieval, pottery

Summary. Three archaeological monitoring visits were made during the groundworks for the new Parkside Office Development at the University of Essex Wivenhoe Park campus (Fig 1). The monitoring visits were made on the 5th, 10th and 18th of September by professional archaeologists employed by the Colchester Archaeological Trust (CAT). The removal of the topsoil from the area of Block C and from the car park to the north-east of Block C (Fig 2) was carried out under intermittent archaeological supervision. The footprints of blocks A and B and the associated roads and car parking were examined after they had been excavated. The footprint of Block B and the roadways were partly obscured. However, the edges of the excavations were still observable and where the footprint of Block A remained exposed no archaeological features were observed.