Archaeology archive – Victoria Dock Portal, Custom House and Connaught Tunnel
Author: Crossrail Ltd
Publication Date: 19/07/2016
This dataset includes the WSIs, desk studies, and fieldwork reports for Victoria Dock Portal, Custom House and Connaught tunnel.
At Victoria Dock Portal the geo-archaeological sequence consisted of evidence for a meandering river of potentially early Holocene date, with tidal creeks forming adjacent to it. Of interest is the evidence for a fluvial or extreme weather event at the eastern end of the site.
The 19th century Barge Public House, at Custom House, was recorded in advance of its demolition for the construction of the new Custom House Station.
The 19th century railway Connaught Tunnel was recorded before it was modified to accommodate the new trains.