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Following the demolition of an 18th century warehouse behind No 5 Queen Street, a four week excavation of the site was undertaken in August and September 1966. The site overlay a small portion of Insula 31. Unfortunately work was hampered by the great depth of topsoil which covered the site which reached depths of between 11 and 13 feet. As a result the trenches were considerably smaller than had been originally intended. Post Roman remains consisted of robber trenches. Only trenches 2 and 3 were excavated down to the Roman levels and both revealed traces of a substantial masonry building. The Roman levels were found to overlay the natural subsoil but no trace of Boudican destruction was found. <1><2>
Article in serial: Hebditch, Max. 1971. Excavations on the south side of the temple precinct at Colchester.. Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society Vol. 3, 115-130. p85-91.
MCC1659Late Roman building, 5a Queen Street (Insula 31), Colchester (Monument)
MCC1658Roman building, 5a Queen Street (Insula 31), Colchester (Monument)
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