Monument record MCC8063 - Section across Shrub End Dyke, Heath Road, Colchester


The trenches for the southern outfall sewer scheme were monitored, between 1979 and 1980, especially at points where they were to cross the lines of known ditches. A large ditch (F7), which is probably Shrub End Dyke, was sectioned near the western end of Heath Road, measuring 6.1m wide x 3.2m deep.


Grid reference TL 9655 2438 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The ditch appeared to align with the eastern dyke of the Triple Dyke, 'as if it were a continuation of that part of dyke'. The trench also demonstrated that Triple Dyke did not extend as far south as Heath Road.<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. pp.924-925, 7/79d.

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Record last edited

Nov 8 2016 10:22AM

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