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CAT Report 1099: summary

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at 43 Alan Way, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4LB - May 2017
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: May 2017
Location: 43 Alan Way, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4LB
Map reference(s): TL 96913 23732 (c)
File size: 3,974 kb
Project type: Archaeological monitoring and recording
Significance of the results: negative
Keywords: Heath Farm Dyke Middle, undated, pit, three-throw hole

Summary. Archaeological monitoring and recording were carried out at 43 Alan Way, Colchester, Essex during the construction of a two-storey side extension and single-storey rear extension. The site is located within the Late Iron Age oppidum of Camulodunum, which was defined by a system of defensive dykes. One of these dykes, Heath Farm Dyke Middle, extends NE/SW through the garden of the property immediately to the S/SE of 43 Alan Way. Despite this proximity to Heath Farm Dyke Middle, the only archaeological features to be exposed were two undated pits and a tree-throw hole.