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CAT Report 1756: summary

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Archaeological monitoring for a new sculpture garden at Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH: October 2021
by Megan Seehra
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton and Laura Pooley)

Date report completed: December 2021
Location: Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH
Map reference(s): TM 0008 2516 (centre)
File size: 13604 kb
Project type: Monitoring
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Firstsite Colchester

Summary. Archaeological monitoring took place at Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, Colchester, Essex, during groundworks for the construction of six temporary sculptures. There is significant Roman activity in and around the development site; more specifically, it lies within Insulas 31/32 of the Roman town. Excavations did not go deep enough to disturb any possible archaeological remains, and only modern layers were identified.