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CAT Report 1704: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at 30 Gainsborough Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4QN:August 2021
by Ben Holloway and Laura Pooley

Date report completed: 10/09/2021
Location: 30 Gainsborough Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4QN
Map reference(s): TL 97631 24267 (centre)
File size: 7,485 kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:
Keywords: 30 Gainsborough Road Colchester

Summary. Archaeological monitoring was carried out at 30 Gainsborough Road, Colchester, Essex, during groundworks for a two-storey side extension. It is located on a site known as the Prettygate Junction, where a number of dykes which defined the Late Iron Age oppidum of Camulodunum converge. No evidence of the dykes was observed in the groundworks but substantial deposits of modern infill were encountered, likely associated with the development of the current housing estate in the second half of the 20th century.