Site Event/Activity record ECC2983 - Stage 1b trial-trenched evaluation of Area Q, Colchester Garrison, Colchester, 2004


Location Area Q, Colchester Garrison, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 99 23 (306m by 329m)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd


June to August 2004



The second phase (stage 1b) of trial-trenched evaluation of Area Q was undertaken by the Colchester Archaeological Trust in 2004, ahead of the development of the Garrison Alienated Land (GAL), Colchester Garrison. <1> <2> Area Q comprised a 6.8ha area located to the east of Berechurch Road, approximately 400m north of the Roman Barracks, and situated on the northern slope of the Roman River valley. The land was recently in arable cultivation but had not been worked since the 2003 harvest. The phase 1b archaeological evaluation of Area Q consisted of four more trenches totalling 200m in length (QT5-8). The results confirmed the existence of agricultural landscape features potentially associated with the oppidum landscape. The stage 1b evaluation followed an earlier (stage 1a) evaluation in 2002 (4 trial trenches; ECC2553) and was subsequently followed by (stage 2) excavation in 2004 (ECC2984).<2><3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> EXCAV REPORT: Pooley, L., Holloway, B., Crummy, P. (CAT) and Masefield, R. (RPS Grp). 2006. Assessment report on the archaeological investigations carried out on Areas C1, C2, E, J1, O, Q and S1 of the Alienated Land, Colchester Garrison, including the Time Team trenches and the Alienated Land watching brief. CAT report 361.
  • <2> EXCAV REPORT: Pooley, L., Crummy, P., Shimmin, D., Brooks., H., Holloway, B. and Masefield, R.. 2011. Archaeological investigations on the 'Alienated Land', Colchester Garrison, Colchester, Essex. CAT Report 412.
  • <3> Evaluation Report: Brooks, Howard (CAT). 2002. An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching on Areas DR, G, M, P, Q, R, RO, S and T at Colchester Garrison PFI site, Colchester, Essex. CAT Report 207.

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Apr 5 2016 9:43AM

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