Element record MCC3100 - WWII Anti-tank ditch at Montgomery County Junior and Infant School, Baronswood Way, Colchester


A wide N-S aligned modern ditch F1, that it is almost certainly of military origin, was defined at the east of of Trench 4 of a trial-trenched evaluation in 2014.


Grid reference Not recorded
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County ESSEX


No mapped location recorded.

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The fill contained modern material including ash, modern brick and peg-tile fragments and barbed wire, although it would appear from the report that the feature was not sampled/sectioned.<1> The ditch was intepreted as a (possible) continuation of the WWII anti-tank ditch, forming part of the Colchester stop line, excavated on Garrison Area 10 (1km to the north-east), in 2003 (ECC2551).<1>

No further investigation took place.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Evaluation Report: Holloway, B. and Brooks, H.. 2014. Archaeological trial-trenching evaluation at Montgomery County Junior and Infant School, Baronswood Way, Colchester, Essex. CAT Report 776.
  • <2> 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.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 12 2017 8:51AM

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