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CAT Report 1231: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at St Helena School, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LE: February 2018
by Laura Pooley and Adam Tuffey
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield)

Date report completed: April 2018
Location: St Helena School, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LE
Map reference(s): TL 9889 2589 (c)
File size: 4,783 kb
Project type: Archaeological monitoring
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: Roman, spearhead

Summary. Archaeological monitoring was carried out at St Helena School, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex during groundworks for four concrete foundations for a pair of rugby goal-posts. The development site is located within the scheduled monument of Sheepen between the sites of two Roman temples (Colchester Temples 2 and 3: SM EX 46, HA 1002173). The foundations for each goal-post were excavated to a depth of 0.9m below current ground-level, but no significant archaeological horizons were encountered. However, a Roman spearhead was recovered as a residual find from a post-Roman accumulation layer.