Site Event/Activity record ECC1606 - Watching brief at 21 Eld Lane, Colchester, 1989


Location 21 Eld Lane, Colchester
Grid reference TL 99788 25016 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd


April 1989



A watching brief was held during renovations to the ground floor structure of No. 21 Eld Lane. Two trenches (0.6m deep) were dug in the cellar floor and the Roman wall was exposed.<1> In 1989, the core of the town wall was exposed in the south-west corner of the cellar under no 21 Eld Lane when a hole was made in the cellar wall during refurbishment works. When the wall was being recorded, it was noticed that part of the north (ie the inner) face of the town wall was incorporated in one of the walls of the adjacent cellar under no 22. The position of the face could only be plotted to within ± 0.8 m north to south on the site plan, because the thickness of the cellar wall could not be determined. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd. 1985-1995. Colchester Archaeological Trust Unpublished Archive. 4/89a.
  • <2> EXCAV REPORT: Crummy, Philip (CAT). 2001. Colchester Town Wall: miscellaneous site from 1987 to 2000. CAT Report 144.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Town Wall, Colchester (Monument)

Record last edited

Feb 10 2016 12:07PM

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