Sabin, D., (2004). Colchester Visual Arts Facility. Stratascan Geophysical & Specialist Survey Services.

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Colchester Visual Arts Facility
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Stratascan Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1003915
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Stratascan were commissioned by English Heritage acting on behalf of Colchester Borough Council to undertake a geophysical survey of an area outlined for development of the new Colchester Visual Arts Facility. The potential for surviving archaeological remains at Colchester is considered high due to the town''s development from a Late Iron Age proto-urban Oppidum to Roman Colonia with continuing occupation through the medieval period to the present day. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and resistance survey carried out within the south eastern part of the Roman walled town at Colchester has located a number of anomalies likely to be related to archaeological features. High resistance linear and area anomalies located across the north lawn of East Hill House may relate to former Romano-British structures. Areas of discrete and complex radar response may also indicate structural debris across the north and south lawns of the house and the playing field towards the south east. A series of planar reflections within the nursery car park area have confirmed the existence of an east to west Roman street. A number of anomalies have an uncertain origin and are difficult to interpret but potentially may be of archaeological significance. These include a possible north south street, fragmented wall remains and a large ditch. The GPR has shown that the likely depth of soil build up over possible archaeological deposits is approximately 1m for most of the survey areas with the exception of the playing field where reflections are significantly shallower at around 0.5m.
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D Sabin
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Stratascan Geophysical & Specialist Survey Services
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Colchester Borough Council (OASIS Reviewer)
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2004
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Site: Colchester Visual Arts Facility
Parish: COLCHESTER
District: COLCHESTER
County: ESSEX
Country: England
Grid Reference: 600100, 225100 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: None Uncertain
Monus: Settlement Roman
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OASIS Id: stratasc1-22073
OBIB: J1893
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A4 reoprt, 32 A3 figures
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23 Nov 2016
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