Element record MCC2929 - Middle Iron Age curvilinear gully


Shallow curvilinear gully with possibly associated finds of loom weight fragments.


Grid reference TL 98922 22971 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A shallow curvilinear gully dating to the middle Iron Age was excavated in the central eastern area of site (Area 6) with the possibly associated finds of loom weights. This feature has been interpreted as either as a stock funnel associated with the Late Iron Age and Roman field boundaries found on site or as part of an eaves drip gully usually found around prehistoric houses. The find of fragments of loom weight indicate that weaving is likely to have taken place nearby, so the interpretation of the feature as the eaves drip gully of a hut is an acceptable one. However there is currently not enough evidence to prove the function of the feature. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> EXCAV REPORT: Brooks, Howard (CAT) and Masefield, Robert (RPS Group). 2005. The Colchester Garrison PFI project, Colchester Essex: a report on the 2002 excavation of Areas 2, 6, 10. CAT Report 292, pg 14.

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Record last edited

Oct 22 2009 2:29PM

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