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CAT Report 930: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at Playgolf Colchester, Bakers Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4AU: March 2016
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Val Fryer, Mark Baister, Emma Holloway)

Date report completed: May 2016
Location: Playgolf Colchester, Bakers Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4AU
Map reference(s): TL 973 263
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological trial-trenching evaluation was carried out at Playgolf Colchester (Lexden Wood Golf Club), Bakers Lane, Colchester in advance of the construction of an adventure golf course and associated car parking. The development site is located in an area of archaeological significance with Moat Farm Dyke extending along the eastern edge of the golf course, a Late Iron Age/Early Roman burial enclosure located underneath the current clubhouse and driving range, and other cropmarks identified nearby. The nine trial-trenches revealed seven post-medieval/modern features, two undated pits and three structural features associated with a large quantity of fired clay probably from a wattle and daub structure. One fragment of Roman tile was found in association with the fired clay but no other dating evidence was recovered.