Element record MCC3050 - Bronze Age or Early Iron Age Pit, Kingswode Hoe School, Colchester

Summary

A Bronze Age or Early Iron Age pit defined by a trial-trenched evaluation in 2009.

Location

Grid reference TL 983 252 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

An archaeological trial-trenched evaluation at Kingswode Hoe School, before the proposed construction of an extension to the north-east of the main school building, defined the east part of a Bronze Age or Early Iron Age pit (7), extending westwards outside of the trench. The fill contained pottery dated to the first half of the 1st century AD.

Pit 7 was located towards the south-eastern end of the trench, cutting the natural gravel, with its southern half extending beyond the trench’s south-western edge, 0.98m (min) x 0.66m (min) in size x 0.48m deep, with steep, near vertical sides and flattish base. The southeast edge was cut away by a modern water pipe trench (5). It was also heavily truncated by modern pit 3, with a surviving depth of 0.6m at its northwest edge, but only around 0.4m to the south-east. Its only fill (8) comprised silty sand and contained one sherd of undiagnostic prehistoric pottery, tentatively dated to the Bronze Age or Early Iron Age.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Evaluation Report: Sparrow, Phillippa. 2010. Kingswode Hoe School, Sussex Road, Colchester, Essex Archaeological Evaluation.

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Record last edited

Jan 9 2017 12:10PM

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