Monument record MCC5228 - Land west of the tennis courts at the Sixth Form College, North Hill, Colchester


Extension of the 2003 evaluation from the west edge of the tennis courts uncovered further evidence of a Roman house.


Grid reference Centred TL 9929 2541 (12m by 17m)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Further excavations to the west of the tennis courts at the school revealed further evidence of the floor uncovered in 2003 as well as indications that a tesselated pavement had stood there. A trench dug in the medieval period to quarry away the Roman stone foundations (a 'robber trench') was on a similar line to one found in the 2003 trench (EHER 46020). This combination of wall and floors makes it quite certain that the 2005 remains are part of the same Roman house as that found in 2003.<1>
In addition to the archaeological work, monitoring was carried out on various geotechnical exercises. These consisted of another two trenches in the tennis courts, two trenches in the nw corner of the site and three window samples in the tennis courts with three more outside the tennis courts to the south. <1>

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  • <1> DESC TEXT: Brooks, H. 2005. Archaeological monitoring and recording at the Sixth Form College, North Hill, Colchester, Essex. CAT Report 309.

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Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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