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CAT Report 1253: summary

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The Triple Dyke: Archaeological evaluation at 78 Straight Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9DB: March 2018
by Laura Pooley
(with contributions from Lisa Gray, Sarah Carter, Laura Pooley)

Date report completed: May 2018
Location: 78 Straight Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9DB
Map reference(s): TL 9647 2477
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching (one trench) was undertaken at 78 Straight Road, Colchester, Essex in advance of the construction of a new residential dwelling. Located within the projected line of the Roman earthwork known as the Triple Dyke, evaluation revealed the remains of the central ditch of the dyke. The eastern edge of the ditch was located outside the evaluation trench, but three small test-holes suggest that the ditch measures between 5.2m-6.5m wide. The ditch was excavated to a depth of 0.9m but the base of the feature was not reached. There were no archaeological finds.