Site Event/Activity record ECC2691 - Archaeological watching brief at 36 Fitzwalter Road, Colchester, 2005


Location 36 Fitzwalter Road, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 97507 24720 (5m by 28m)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd


July 2005



An archaeological watching brief was carried out during groundworks for front and rear extensions at 36 Fitzwalter Road (planning application F/COL/05/0543). Three visits were made to view the soak-away trench in the rear garden, the foundation trenches for the sun-room at the rear and the foundation trenches for the extension at the front. Natural sand and gravel was reached in all trenches but no archaeological features or finds were observed. The soak-away was 1.22m deep, with 260mm of topsoil sealing 240mm of sandy subsoil. Natural sand and gravel was reached at 500mm below ground level. This soil profile was the same for the foundation trenches. At the front of the property, however, the natural was sealed by 500-600mm of modern make-up and there had been much disturbance from modern services. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Watching Brief Report: Orr, Kate (CAT). 2005. Report on a negative watching brief: CAT Report 334. CAT Report 334.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Lexden Tumulus, Colchester (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 20 2015 10:15AM

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