Site Event/Activity record ECC2805 - Watching brief at the Castle public house, 92 High Street, Colchester, 2004


Location Castle public house, 92 High Street, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 99899 25238 (9m by 14m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd


February to March 2004



Observations were made during groundworks for an extension to the Castle public house. Planning permission for the single-storey trade extension on the eastern side of the public house was granted with a condition for an archaeological watching brief (planning application no F/COL/03/0214). The new extension measured 7m x 8.5m and had piled foundations with raft above. The area of the new extension was stripped to a depth of between 500mm and 900mm. A spread of Roman building material was encountered and, during piling, a hard obstacle was encountered at 1.5m below ground level which may represent part of the remains of the Roman arcade which enclosed the Temple precinct. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Watching Brief Report: Orr, Kate (CAT). 2004. An Archaeological watching brief at the Castle public house, 92 High Street, Colchester, Essex, February-March 2004. CAT Report 265.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Precinct of the Roman Temple of Claudius, Colchester (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 16 2015 10:56AM

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