Site Event/Activity record ECC2010 - Trial-trenched evaluation at 22 Lexden Road, Colchester, 1995


Location 22 Lexden Road, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 9854 2490 (16m by 31m)
Map sheet TL92SE



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd


January 1995



Seven trial trenches were excavated by machine ahead of a proposed residential development on the site. In particular, the trenches were designed to assess the effects of the previous clearance of the southern part of the site and also to determine whether a raised bank along the northern perimeter was artificial or not. The three trenches in the northern area all encountered extensive topsoil deposits over 1m thick. No Roman levels were encountered but the presence of cover loam suggests that the Roman levels had been eroded away in antiquity, although burials are likely to have survived trenches in the southern part of the site were characterised by an absence of topsoil and cover loam and consisted mostly of shallow deposits of modern rubble. It appears that modern disturbance of this area was such that Roman levels are unlikely to have survived.<1>

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  • <1> Evaluation Report: Shimmin, D.. 1995. Archaeological Evaluation Report on Land Adjacent to 22 Lexden Road. CAT Report 95/1A.

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Apr 16 2018 1:15PM

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