Element record MCC2766 - Roman roadside ditch, Colchester Garrison PFI site (Site J), Colchester


Roman ditch defining/delimiting the east side of a road of track (aligned N to S), uncovered in Trench J8 (Area J) of a trial-trenched evaluation in 2002 (investigated by excavation in 2004-5).


Grid reference Centred TL 99332 24403 (0m by 3m)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Trench J8 (Area J) revealed a Roman ditch (JF803), aligned N to S.<1>

Excavation in 2004-5 (Area J South) demonstrated this is ditch (recorded as JSF19/JSF20 in the excavation), delimiting the east side of a road or track.<2>

Sources/Archives (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, p.61 & Fig. 1.32.
  • <1> Evaluation Report: Brooks, Howard (CAT). 2002. An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching on Areas A, B, D, GJ H, J, N, V and YP at Colchester Garrison PFI site, Colchester, Essex. CAT Report 206, p.30 & Fig. 8 & 11.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Record last edited

Jan 16 2018 4:16PM

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