Monument record MCC8071 - Section across Berechurch Dyke, near Berechurch Road, Colchester


A section across rampart and ditch recorded in a service trench by Philip Crummy in 1984.


Grid reference TL 9960 2162 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


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Hawkes & Crummy record, 'A section across the rampart and upper part of the ditch was exposed during the excavation of a trench for new services. The section was drawn although no excavation was possible. Below the modern road, the rampart proved to survive to a height of a metre. The upper sides of the ditch indicated that it must be around 3.75m deep and thus that the dyke was equivalent in scale to the major dykes on the west side of Camulodunum.'<2>

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  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> Serial: Hawkes, Christopher, F. C. & Crummy, Philip. 1995. CAR 11: Camulodunum II. 11. p.159, No. 78 & Fig. 6.41.

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Nov 22 2016 1:37PM

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