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CAT Report 1481: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at A Ground Cricket Pitch, Abbey Field, Colchester, Essex: September 2019
by Dr Elliott Hicks

Date report completed: 2019
Location: Colchester
Map reference(s): TL 9981 2440
File size: 7,447 kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results: none

Summary. Archaeological monitoring was carried out at A Ground Cricket Pitch, Colchester during groundworks for a new artificial cricket wicket. 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 significant archaeological remains were encountered as groundworks did not penetrate beyond modern layers.