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CAT Report 1661: summary

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Archaeological evaluation at Parkside Phase 3a, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ: April 2021
by Sarah Veasey
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton and Laura Pooley)

Date report completed: 20/05/2021
Location: University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Map reference(s): TM 02508 24314 (centre)
File size: 8920 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: University of Essex Colchester

Summary. A six-trench archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at the University of Essex(Parkside Phase 3a), Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex in advance of the construction of two 4-storey university buildings with associated groundworks and landscaping. The development site is located within an area of significant archaeological remains including a prehistoric barrow cemetery and areas of Late Iron Age/Roman and medieval activity. This phase of evaluation uncovered 20 features, however these were either all post-medieval/modern, undated or natural.