Roman and Bronze Age Settlements unearthed near Abberton Reservoir

11 Jun 2024

Place Services Archaeology team are working with Colchester City and Essex County Councils on a dig close to Abberton Reservoir, prior to the construction of a 12 mile (19.5km) water pipeline for Essex and Suffolk Water.

Maria Medlycott worked with Colchester City's Archaeologist to provide the initial archaeological recommendations and is monitoring the works on site.  Helen Saunders undertook the aerial photography assessment that pinpointed where the potential sites were.

Exciting finds include a coin believed to depict the Roman Emperor Valentinian I, who ruled from 364 to 375 AD, pottery from the Iron and Bronze Ages and evidence of several structures.

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