Scheduled Monument: Site of pre-Roman settlement (1002173)

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Authority Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
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Site of the pre-Roman Iron Age oppidum known as Sheepen. Oppidum occupied from mid 1st century BC but Sheepen site can be dated from c. 10 BC although there may have been a landing place here previously. Occupation continued into the Roman period with gravel digging and small-scale industries.

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Sources (4)

  • Desk-based Assessment: Brooks, Howard (CAT). 2015. Heritage Statement: St Helena School, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex.
  • Evaluation Report: Sparrow, Phillippa. 2010. Kingswode Hoe School, Sussex Road, Colchester, Essex Archaeological Evaluation.
  • Geophysical Report: Dennis, Tim (University of Essex). 2014. Geophysical Survey at St Helena School, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex.
  • Unpublished document: Orr, Kate (CAT). 2004. Watching brief on sewer re-lining at Hilly Fields, Colchester, Essex.



Grid reference Centred TL 9842 2553 (1101m by 1028m)
Map sheet TL92NE

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Nov 6 2019 4:47PM

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