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CAT Report 1916: summary

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Archaeological excavation at Duncanís Gate, Upper Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UN: June 2022
by Sarah Veasey
(with contributions from Alec Wade)

Date report completed: April 2023
Location: Duncanís Gate, Upper Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UN
Map reference(s): TM 00013 25556
File size: 2417KB kb
Project type: Excavation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Colchester, Roman,

Summary. An archaeological excavation was carried out at Duncanís Gate, Upper Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex in advance of the consolidation and conservation of a stretch of Roman drain. The work comprised the cleaning and recording of a Roman drain and the investigation of an adjacent sunken feature. The section of the drain recorded was roughly 6m in length. It was constructed of Roman brick with a tiled base and an opening in the western wall. The sunken feature was excavated through two layers, both of which were modern in date, and is likely to be the result of tree removal.