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CAT Report 860: summary

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at 40 Irvine Road, Colchester, Essex: August 2015
by Ben Holloway

Date report completed: September 2015
Location: 40 Irvine Road, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 98137 24212 (c)
File size: 1,592 kb
Project type: Archaeological monitoring and recording
Significance of the results: negative
Keywords: modern

Summary. The site is 2km to the south-west of the Roman walled town, south of the main area of the western Roman cemetery, and 120m north of the projected route of the Roman road from the Roman town to Gosbecks. Archaeological monitoring carried out during the excavation of foundations for a new rear extension revealed no archaeological features or deposits. There were no finds (modern brick fragments in the topsoil were not retained). The lack of archaeological activity on this site is most likely due to its location to the south of the main area of Roman cemeteries.