Monument record MCC7952 - Colchester - St Botolph's Priory

Summary

Exploratory trenches were dug in part of the Britannia Works site which lies outside the scheduled area.

Location

Grid reference TM 000 249 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TM02SW
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

Exploratory trenches were dug in part of the Britannia Works site which lies outside the scheduled area. This was to determine whether remains of the monastic buildings survived and if these, or other features, would be damaged by redevelopment. Two foundations with adjacent floors, presumably belonging to the priory, were found immediately S of the scheduled area at a depth of c.1-1.4m. In the same area waterlogged remains were also observed at a depth of 2m. No other archaeological features were found, due to the substantial depth of topsoil and presence of underground chambers forming part of the Britannia Works. <1>

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  • <1> DESC TEXT: Carter, G in Priddy, DA. 1988. Excavations in Essex, 1987. Vol 19, p264.

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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