Element record MCC330 - Prehistoric (Late Bronze Age?) pit, the Gilberd School Site, Colchester


Prehistoric (Late Bronze Age?) pit found during excavations at the Gilberd School, 1984-5.


Grid reference TL 99257 25284 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST PETER


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Full Description

A small, prehistoric pit (probably Bronze Age) was discovered during excavations at the Gilberd School site in 1984-5. The pit was cut into a thick deposit of periglacial cover loam which was spread over much of the western two thirds of the area. A second pit dated by a Late Bronze Age pottery sherd was located next to it (MCC329).<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. p.128.

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2017 9:26AM

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