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CAT Report 1456: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at B Ground and Abbey Field, Colchester, Essex: July 2019-January 2020
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Chris Lister, Ben Holloway, Sarah Carter)

Date report completed: March 2020
Location: B Ground and Abbey Field, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 99326 24302 (centre)
File size: kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:

Summary. Archaeological monitoring was carried out at B Ground and Abbey Field, Colchester during the excavation of postholes for a new gate and fencing, the removal of artificial turf from a hockey pitch and the removal of three hammer-throwing circles. Extensive archaeological investigations conducted in the area around the site over the past two decades have revealed nationally-significant archaeological remains, most notably the only known Roman circus in Britain. Despite being located in an archaeologically-sensitive area, however, no archaeological remains were encountered.