Element Group record MCC1993 - Roman gravel spread, Northgate Street, Colchester


Gravel spread (Yard/Road?), Northgate Street, recorded in 1993.


Grid reference TL 99693 25522 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

An evaluation was undertaken on the site of Sargeant's Engineering Works ahead of a redevelopment proposal which would involve lowering the southern part of the property by up to 1.5m to form a terrace for the construction of houses on a system of piles and ground beams, the latter restricted in depth due to a high local water table. Three small exploratory trenches were dug to assess the archaeological implications of the proposal. The first trench was 1m wide, 1m long and reached a depth of 1.1m. The lowest layer in the first trench may have represented Roman metalling, possibly belonging to the intervallum road along the north side of Insula 5.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd. 1985-1995. Colchester Archaeological Trust Unpublished Archive. 11/93e.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 31 2016 10:27AM

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