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CAT Report 1518: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at 5 Yorick Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8HT: February 2020
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Chris Lister, Mark Baister, Emma Holloway)

Date report completed: February 2020
Location: 5 Yorick Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8HT
Map reference(s): TM 01028 12635 (centre)
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (one trial-trench) was undertaken at 5 Yorick Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex in advance of the construction of a three bedroom detached bungalow. The site is located in an area of known Roman settlement and of medieval archaeological deposits associated with the nearby church. A ditch containing a small quantity of Bronze Age pottery was excavated, suggesting that a site of Bronze Age settlement is located in the vicinity. A Roman or post-Roman ditch, a modern pit and an undatable ditch and gully were also recorded.