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CAT Report 1768: summary

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Archaeological evaluation and monitoring at Paxman Academy, Paxman Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9DQ:September 2021 January 2022
by Sarah Veasey
(with contributions from Dr Matthew Loughton and Laura Pooley)

Date report completed: January 2022
Location: Paxman Academy, Paxman Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9DQ
Map reference(s): TM 97630 23227 (centre)
File size: 7790 kb
Project type: Evaluation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Paxman Academy

Summary. An archaeological evaluation (seven trial-trenches) and monitoring was carried out at Paxman Academy, Paxman Avenue, Colchester, Essex, in advance of the construction a multi-use games area. The proposed development sites lies within an area of known cropmarks recorded by aerial photography. Twenty features were uncovered during the evaluation, only three of which produced dating evidence. One pit dated to the Early Bronze Age and four of the ditches correspond with the linear cropmarks targeted by the trenches. Continuations of two ditches were observed during the monitoring.