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CAT Report 1072: summary

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at the Balkerne footbridge, over the A134 Balkerne Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AA: January February 2017
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Mark Baister)

Date report completed: February 2017, revisded March 2017
Location: Balkerne Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AA
Map reference(s): TL 99213 25205
File size: kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:

Summary. Archaeological monitoring and recording was carried out during groundworks associated with the replacement and widening of the Balkerne footbridge, located over the A134 Balkerne Hill, Colchester. The footbridge is located immediately outside Colchester's Roman town walls (Scheduled Monument NHLE no. 1003772) to the west of Balkerne Gate (Scheduled Monument NHLE no. 1002187). Two trenches were excavated one to the east of the eastern abutment wall and the other west of the western abutment wall, both measuring 4m by 2m by 1.6m deep. These abutment walls were constructed on either side of the Balkerne Hill dual-carriageway during the late 1970s. The concrete abutment walls, brick inspection pits and modern madeground was recorded in both trenches. There were no archaeological remains.