Monument record MCC5664 - Birch airfield compost site, Birch, Colchester, Essex


Birch airfield compost site, Birch, Colchester, Essex


Grid reference Centred TL 9113 1974 (236m by 182m)
Map sheet TL91NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A watching brief on drainage works and depth-limited soil-stripping with a large compost-processing site at Birch airfield resulted in the discovery of linear features and pits dating from the late Iron Age/early Roman period onwards. The observations were too fragmentary to yield an integrated picture of the earler activity, but include ditches and gullies belonging to the field systems, possibly with associated structures. The nature and distrubution of finds suggests that a focus of Roman occupation lies within or in the immediate vicinity of the north-western corner of the airfield.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Crossan, Carl. 2006. Birch Airfield Compost Site, Birch, Colchester. CAT Report 326.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2018 4:54PM

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