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CAT Report 875: summary

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Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching on land adjacent to 25 East Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QX: September 2015
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield)

Date report completed: October 2015
Location: land adjacent to 25 East Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QX
Map reference(s): TM 0038 2525
File size: 2,180 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results: negative
Keywords: post-medieval/modern

Summary. An archaeological trial-trenching evaluation undertaken in advance of the erection of a new two-storey detached building on land adjacent to 25 East Hill revealed six post-medieval and one modern feature. A post-medieval wall foundation made from 17th-century bricks probably formed the base of a plinth for either a timber-framed structure or out-building. The remaining five pits and one pit/post-hole were typically associated with yard and garden deposits of the post-medieval to modern periods. There is no evidence of any activity before the post-medieval period except for a small quantity of residual Roman and medieval finds.