Monument record MCC8070 - Section across Shrub End Dyke, the former Royal Eastern Counties Hospital, Straight Road, Colchester


Two service trenches cut across the Shrub End Dyke in 1984.


Grid reference TL 9659 2424 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Shrub End Dyke was cut in two places by service trenches during construction work at Kingsmead (former Royal Eastern Counties Hospital), Straight Road, in 1984. These revealed the western edge of the ditch, 21.5m from the western boundary wall. The ditch was found to be 6m wide x just over 3m deep (although neither trench cut the ditch to its full depth). It also showed that Triple Ditch did not extend this far south (because only one ditch was defined).<1><2><3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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.1045-1046, 10/84.
  • <3> Serial: Hawkes, Christopher, F. C. & Crummy, Philip. 1995. CAR 11: Camulodunum II. 11. pp.159-160, No. 81.

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Record last edited

Nov 8 2016 10:10AM

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