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CAT Report 1009: summary

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Archaeological excavation at 19 St Clare Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3SZ: July 2016
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Val Fryer)

Date report completed: September 2016
Location: 19 St Clare Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3SZ
Map reference(s): TL 9750 2486 (c)
File size: 3,927 kb
Project type: Archaeological excavation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Late Iron Age, early Roman, ditches

Summary. An archaeological excavation was carried out in the garden of 19 St Clare Road, Colchester, Essex in advance of the construction of a new dwelling, garage and access. The development site is located close to the Lexden Tumulus (Scheduled Monument, NHLE no 1019967) and on the northern edge of the Roman 'Lexden cemetery'. Two Late Iron Age to early Roman ditches and two early Roman ditches were excavated, revealing an area of agricultural or settlement activity. Other features included a modern pit, two undated pits and three tree-throws.