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CAT Report 1121: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at Parsons Heath, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3HT: June 2017
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Sarah Carter, Ben Holloway)

Date report completed: June 2017
Location: Parsons Heath, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3HT
Map reference(s): TM 0222 2639
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching (five trenches) was undertaken on land at Parsons Heath, Colchester, Essex in advance of the construction of a residential development with car parking and associated works. Trenching covering 5% of the site was excavated to characterise the area in order to determine whether further work was required. The site is located in close proximity to an area of medieval activity and a complex of cropmarks at Parsons Heath, and near to areas yielding prehistoric, Roman, and medieval finds. The evaluation uncovered modern wall foundations, part of a modern brick floor, and a single linear feature.