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CAT Report 1703: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at 23 Margaret Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1RZ March-August 2021
by Sarah Veasey
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton, Laura Pooley and Alec Wade)

Date report completed: 05/10/2021
Location: 23 Margaret Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1RZ
Map reference(s): TL 99550 25923 (centre)
File size: 6,240 kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Margaret Road Colchester

Summary. Archaeological monitoring was carried out at 23 Margaret Road, Colchester, Essex, during groundworks for a single-storey extension to the rear of the property. The site is located 500m north of Colchester Castle in an area of Roman burials. Three features were uncovered during the groundworks, a metalled surface and two modern service trenches.

Although the site is located outside of the Roman town walls, it is close to small area of occupation on the banks of the river Colne. It is possible the metalling uncovered during this monitoring could be associated with this area of Roman activity.