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CAT Report 1504: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at 15 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3PL: October-November 2018
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Laura Pooley, Chris Lister, Adam Tuffey, Sarah Carter, Emma Holloway)

Date report completed: April 2020
Location: 15 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3PL
Map reference(s): TL 98800 24979 (centre)
File size: kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:

Summary. Archaeological monitoring was conducted at 15 Lexden Road, Colchester during groundworks for the construction of two extensions, a side storeroom and new services. The development is located within the Late Iron Age oppidum of Camulodunum, and an area of Roman burials known as the Lexden cemetery, and lies to the south of the Late Iron Age industrial complex of Sheepen. Despite being located in an archaeologically-sensitive area, however, no archaeological remains were encountered although a small assemblage of Roman pottery and ceramic building material was recovered.