Site Event/Activity record ECC1005 - Excavation at St Mary Magdalen Church, Brook Street, Colchester, 1995


Location St Mary Magdalen Church, Brook Street, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TM 0057 2487 (68m by 32m)
Map sheet TM02SW



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd


January 1995



Second stage of excavations (Site B) on the site of Colchester's medieval leper hospital (Site A was carried out in 1989; ECC3740).<1><2> Site B, to the north of the churchyard, was funded by English Heritage in 1995 following demolition of 19th-century almshouses and the developer's acquisition of a plot of British Rail land to the west of the almshouse gardens. The condition of early structural features was generally poor. Although Site B was largely free from graves, like Site A, this produced fragmentary and highly localised structural evidence with early medieval to modern stratigraphy almost at one level. CAT Buildings 184 (Phase 1 timber building), 186 and 187 (both Phase 2 hospital accommodation) and 188 (Phase 3, ?accommodation for an almshouse warden) were defined in Site B. Phase 1: early 12th to mid 13th centuries Phase 2: mid 13th century to 1610 Phase 3: 1610 to 19th century

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd. 1985-1995. Colchester Archaeological Trust Unpublished Archive. p7.
  • <2> Article in serial: Crossan, Carl. 2004. Excavations at St Mary Magdalen's Hospital, Brook Street, Colchester.

Related Monuments/Buildings (5)

  • Maudlin Chapel, St Mary Magdalen's Hospital, Colchester (Monument)
  • Medieval building, St Mary Magdalen's Hospital, Colchester (Monument)
  • Medieval St Mary Magdalen's Hospital, Colchester (Monument)
  • St Mary Magdalen's Church (demolished), Colchester (Monument)
  • St Mary Magdalen's Churchyard, Colchester (Monument)

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Apr 11 2016 10:30AM

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