Element record MCC2942 - Early Iron Age 4-post structure


One of two Early Iron Age 4-post structures excavated at the site.


Grid reference Centred TL 99650 22942 (3m by 3m)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Broadly contemporary with the cremations (ELM1400-1) and the potential field system (GRP142) is a group of post-holes or pits on the north edge of Area 10, within which two ‘4-post’ structures were identified (the other is ELM1403). The interpretation is these structures is that they were above-ground grain-storage boxes, although they could also represent houses, agricultural buildings, excarnation platform or look-out towers. Few finds were associated with the structures, although a few sherds of pottery were recovered. <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 20-1.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 22 2009 2:30PM

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