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CAT Report 1079: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at the water tower, Butt Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3DG: March 2017
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: March 2017
Location: the water tower, Butt Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3DG
Map reference(s): TL 9927 2465 (c)
File size: 5,225 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Artillery Barracks

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (three trial-trenches) was carried out at the water tower, Butt Road, Colchester, Essex in advance of the restoration of the water tower with extensions for new offices. The water tower is located in the north-west corner of the former Artillery (Le Cateau) Barracks of the old Colchester garrison, close to several large Roman cemetery areas. The evaluation trenches revealed the brick and concrete foundations of two former garrison buildings (the stores and coal yard), modern pits, two probable medieval/post-medieval ditches, two Roman pits and an undated ditch.