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CAT Report 1068: summary

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at 19 St Clare Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3SZ: December 2016 January 2017
by Laura Pooley

Date report completed: February 2017
Location: 19 St Clare Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3SZ
Map reference(s): TL 9750 2486
File size: kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:

Summary. Archaeological monitoring and recording was carried out in the garden of 19 St Clare Road during construction of a new dwelling, garage and access. The development site is located close to Lexden Tumulus (Scheduled Monument, NHLE no. 1019967) and on the northern edge of the 'Lexden cemetery'. Previous evaluation and excavation on the development site in 2016 revealed four Late Iron Age to early Roman ditches indicating an area of agricultural or settlement activity. Other features included a possible Roman inhumation or elongated pit, a Roman pit, a modern pit, two undated pits and three tree-throws. Despite two of the ditches from the evaluation/excavation projecting towards the area of monitoring, no significant archaeological remains were identified.