Monument record MCC5467 - Birch Pit western extension, Maldon Road, Colchester


Middle-Late Bronze Age pits and possible ring-ditch.


Grid reference Centred TL 9234 1927 (615m by 422m)
Map sheet TL91NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The major period of activity at the site was Roman however there were a few prehistoric features, all of which can be attributed to the Middle-Late Bronze Age. These consist of three pits close to the Maldon road and probably a small ring-ditch on the north-west of the site.The ring ditch was about 8 m in diameter. The pottery is tempered with fragments of crushed burnt flint.<1>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- DESC TEXT: Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 2010. Essex Archaeology and History Vol.40. 40.
  • <1> EXCAV REPORT: Benfield, Stephen. 2007. Archaeological investigations at Birch Pit western extension, Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex. 2004 and 2005-6.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jul 11 2017 2:54PM

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