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CAT Report 1739: summary

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Archaeological monitoring at 42 Castle Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UN: October 2021
by Megan Seehra

Date report completed: November 2021
Location: 42 Castle Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UN
Map reference(s): TM 00040 25534 (centre)
File size: 5708 kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Castle Road Colchester

Summary. Observation of groundworks for a single-storey extension as the development site is located adjacent to a possible Roman Mithraeum/waterworks (MCC1518), and is nearby to Colchester Castle Park (Scheduled Ancient Monument 1002217). Previous CAT excavations in the vicinity have resulted in many possible Roman, medieval and post-medieval features.

The groundworks were monitored by a CAT archaeologist in response to a brief set by Dr Simon Wood of Colchester Borough Council Planning Services in July 2021. No archaeological material was found during monitoring of excavations on this occasion.