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CAT Report 1128: summary

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at Roman House, 19-22 Queen Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PQ: August 2016 February 2017
by Dr Elliott Hicks and Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Sarah Carter, Laura Pooley)

Date report completed: August 2017
Location: Roman House, 19-22 Queen Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PQ
Map reference(s): TL 99962 25129
File size: kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:

Summary. Archaeological monitoring and recording was carried out at Roman House, Colchester during groundworks for the conversion of the building to Class A3/A4 commercial and Class D2 leisure use. The development site is located within the Roman walled town and previous excavations on the site in the 1970s revealed Roman building remains and street metalling. The majority of the groundworks took place through modern layers associated with the construction of the existing building. A 12m deep borehole on the eastern side of the building revealed 3.3m of made-ground beneath 0.25m of modern concrete but none of the layers could be dated. A drainage pit on the western side revealed 1.38m of modern layers with at least 0.42m of accumulation underneath.