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CAT Report 1171: summary

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at Duncanís Gate, Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1UN: September 2017
by Mark Baister

Date report completed: October 2017
Location: Duncanís Gate, Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1UN
Map reference(s): TL 9992 2555
File size: kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:

Summary. A programme of archaeological monitoring was carried out by Colchester Archaeological Trust at Duncanís Gate, Castle Park, Colchester in September 2017. The monitoring focused on the conservation of collapsed masonry to the south of the gate, which has been interpreted as the remains of the gate tower.

The cleaning of the collapse prior to the reattachment of several tile courses allowed a section be recorded, providing for the first time an accurate depth of the collapsed masonry. Also recorded were two layers of loose soil associated with the construction of the modern retaining wall around the collapse.