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CAT Report 1117: summary

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at Balkerne Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AD: June 2017
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Laura Pooley)

Date report completed: June 2017
Location: Balkerne Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AD
Map reference(s): TL 99239 25057
File size: kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:

Summary. Archaeological monitoring and recording was carried out at Balkerne Hill, Colchester adjacent to the Roman Town Wall (a scheduled monument, NHLE no. 1003772) during the erection of an interpretation panel. The area excavated to accommodate the concrete base of the panel measured 0.6m by 1.2m, and 0.15m deep. The hole excavated to accommodate the column of the panel measured 0.3m by 0.5m and 0.7m deep, and was dug through modern layers of topsoil, backfill and sand. No significant archaeological remains were uncovered.