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CAT Report 1421: summary

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Archaeological evaluation on land south of Berechurch Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9GE: April 2019
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Laura Pooley, Lisa Gray, Alec Wade, Chris Lister, Ben Holloway, Sarah Carter)

Date report completed: July 2019
Location: Land south of Berechurch Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9GE
Map reference(s): TL 98015 22085
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (fourteen trial-trenches) was carried out on land south of Berechurch Hall Road, Colchester, Essex in advance of the construction of thirty-two dwellings with associated parking areas, new site access and associated groundworks. Thirteen features eight ditches, a pit, a charcoal-rich pit, a pit/treethrow, a possible treethrow and a possible pit were uncovered. A single ditch of possible Iron Age date and a charcoal-rich pit of Late Roman or early Anglo-Saxon date evidence some degree of human activity at the site during these periods, while the remaining datable features were associated with agricultural activity from the late 17th century to the 20th century.