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During the digging of a BT cable trench from Head Street to Southway, Colchester, the central pier of the south-west gate into the Roman town was uncovered close to the modern surface. The excavated area measured approximately 3.5m north-south by 1.65m east-west, and was up to 1m below the modern ground-level. Other Roman and later remains in the trench included foundations, road metalling and pits. <1>
Watching Brief Report: Shimmin, Don (CAT). 2006. An archaeological watching brief on a BT cable trench from Head Street to Southway, Colchester, Essex August - October 2006. CAT Report 394.
Related Monuments/Buildings (3)
MCC2401Early Medieval Head Street, Colchester (Monument)
MCC2124Early Tudor? cellar of possible Medieval Head Gate, Colchester (Monument)
MCC1760Roman Head Gate, Head Street, Colchester (Monument)
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Oct 22 2015 9:00AM
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