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CAT Report 1282: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8JX; June 2018
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Ben Holloway, Sarah Carter)

Date report completed: June 2018
Location: Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8JX
Map reference(s): TM 0157 2453
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (three trial-trenches) was carried out on a site at Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex in advance of the construction of apartments and offices with associated works. The site is located within the Hythe, an area of port activity since at least the 13th century. The evaluation revealed a late 17th- or early 18th-century wall foundation, probably from a cellar, which was backfilled in the mid-20th century. Located in a historic area of waterfront activity, this likely represents the remains of a wharf or warehouse constructed during this period which was demolished during subsequent development in the area.