Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 1696: summary
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Archaeological evaluation on land to the rear of The Colchester Centre, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8LH: August 2021
by Laura Pooley
Date report completed: 03/08/2021
Location: The Colchester Centre, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8LH
Map reference(s): TM 01772 24512 (centre)
File size: 4,496 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Colcheser Centre Hawkins Road
An archaeological evaluation (seven trial-trenches) was carried out on land to the rear of The Colchester Centre, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex in advance of the construction of a new student accommodation block. Located close to the historic Hythe Quay, Roman, medieval, post-medieval and industrial remains surround the development site.
Evaluation revealed a significant depth of modern deposits within the northwestern half of the site compared to the southeast. This was likely the result of a large 20th-century warehouse being built and then demolished on the southeastern half, with modern waste dumped to the northwest. A modern pit and two natural features were excavated, but there were no significant archaeological remains.