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CAT Report 1158: summary

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at the water tower, Butt Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3DG - May-July 2017
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Julie Curl)

Date report completed: September 2017
Location: the Water Tower, Butt Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3DG
Map reference(s): TL 9927 2465 (c)
File size: 7,020 kb
Project type: Archaeological monitoring and recording
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Roman, burial, garrison, 19th century, water tower

Summary. Archaeological monitoring and recording were carried out at the water tower, Butt Road, Colchester, Essex, in advance of the restoration of the water tower, extensions and their change of use to offices. The development site is located within an area in which hundreds of Roman burials have previously been excavated. Groundworks uncovered the disturbed remains of an urned Roman burial and late 19th-century building remains associated with Colchester Garrison.