Site Event/Activity record ECC2767 - Resistivity Survey of Gosbecks Temple Terminos, Colchester, 1999


Location Gosbecks Farm, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 97006 22516 (216m by 247m)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX



Cott, Peter (Mr)





A resistivity survey was carried out in advance of excavation in order to attempt to find the terminus surrounding the Temple complex, the discovery of such a wall was originally reported by Hull. Survey squares were set out along the suspected line of the wall, both on the north side of the Temple and on the east side, adjacent to Oliver’s Lane. The results of the survey were disappointing however, perhaps due to the fact that most of the wall may have been robbed out in antiquity. Also possible is that the survey was not able to accurately target the area of the wall, suggesting that the target site should be plotted as accurately as possible in advance of the survey work. <1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Geophysical Report: Cott, Peter, J.. 2001. Resistivity Survey on Temple Terminos at Gosbecks Archaeological Park, 1999.
  • <2> EXCAV REPORT: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd.. 2001. Archive Report. Gosbecks Archaeological Park Excavations.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Romano-Celtic Temple Complex, Gosbecks, Colchester (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 22 2016 3:51PM

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