Site Event/Activity record ECC1673 - Watching brief at Rose and Crown, East Bay, Colchester, 1993


Location Rose and Crown, Old Coach Road, Colchester
Grid reference TM 00909 25377 (point)
Map sheet TM02NW



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd


January 1993



A watching brief was held during groundwork for an extension onto The Rose & Crown' pub facing the Old Coach Road. Work involved the demolition of an existing extension and the reduction of the site ground level by 0.6m. Removal of the extension revealed the north gable of the pub, which was photographed. It also revealed part of a front wall footing which was constructed of unfrogged medieval bricks. Most of the reduced area was obscured by redeposited topsoil. At the south-eastern corner of the site a north-south section against the Old Coach Road revealed a two distinct layers of earlier road metalling, consisting of 13cm of gravel above a 25cm layer which continued beyond the bottom of the excavated area.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd. 1985-1995. Colchester Archaeological Trust Unpublished Archive. 1/93b.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • The Rose and Crown Hotel, Old Ipswich Road, Colchester (Building)

Record last edited

Feb 10 2016 11:01AM

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