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CAT Report 1198: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3WG: November 2017
by Laura Pooley and Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: November 2017
Location: Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3WG
Map reference(s): TL 99104 25519 (c)
File size: 3,298 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation
Significance of the results: negative
Keywords: modern, layers

Summary. Archaeological evaluation (two trial-trenches) was undertaken at Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex on the site of the former Sheepen Road car-park, in advance of the construction of office building 2 (Phase 2 evaluation). The development site lies beyond the north-west corner of the Roman town wall and to the east of the Roman trading depot and quayside at Sheepen. Modern layers were identified to a depth of 2.2-2.3m below current ground-level (5.14-5.15m AOD) in both trenches. Layers L1-L2 were associated with the construction of the former car-park and L8, L5 and L6 with late 19th- to early 20th-century rubbish-dumping on the site. L9 at the base of the trenches may represent an earlier phase of use, but no dating evidence was present.