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CAT Report 1086: summary

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at Colchester Castle Park (UK Power Network), Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ: March 2017
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Emma Holloway, Laura Pooley, Alec Wade)

Date report completed: June 2017
Location: Colchester Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ
Map reference(s): TL 99921 25565
File size: kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:

Summary. Archaeological monitoring and recording was carried out in Lower Castle Park to the north-north-east of Colchester Castle (a Scheduled Monument, NHLE no. 1002217) during emergency works to a high voltage power supply. The site is in an area of the highest archaeological importance, located close to the Norman Castle and the Roman Temple of Claudius. Modern, post-medieval and medieval layers were recorded to a depth of 0.45-0.7m below current ground level. The whole area had been badly disturbed by modern electrical cabinets and cables.