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CAT Report 1569: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at Hillcroft, 144 Braiswick, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5BG
by Dr Elliott Hicks
(with contributions from Chris Lister, Ben Holloway and Emma Holloway)

Date report completed: June 2020
Location: Hillcroft, 144 Braiswick, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5BG
Map reference(s): TL 9763 2711
File size: kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (six trial-trenches) was carried out at Hillcroft, 144 Braiswick, Colchester, Essex in advance of the construction of five new dwellings. The site lies near to Moat Farm Dyke, one of a series of earthworks which define the Late Iron Age oppidum of Camulodunum, and is located in the midst of a number of cropmark complexes. Despite being located in an archaeologically-sensitive area, only a medieval or post-medieval pit, a modern pit, an undatable pit or posthole and an undatable posthole were uncovered.