Site Event/Activity record ECC106 - Vineyard Press Excavations, East Stockwell Street, Colchester, 1989/90


Location Vineyard Press, East Stockwell Street, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 99680 25280 (30m by 34m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd





Three phases of rescue excavation on the site of the former Vineyard Press car park and building. The excavations revealed early Roman occupation in section, principally a wall of early colonial date, and the remains of a level platform for a large public building from the mid 2nd century. In the late 12th to early 13th building the foundations of this building were extensively robbed. In the 17th century the area was terraced, removing the floor levels of the building over the northern half of the site and post Roman occupation over the southern area.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: Benfield, Stephen and Garrod, Simon. 1992. Two recently-discovered Roman buildings in Colchester. Essex Archaeology and History Vol. 23, 25-38. pp.25-33.
  • <2> Article in serial: Gilman, Paul (Ed). 1991. Excavations in Essex 1990. 11. p.152.

Related Monuments/Buildings (6)

  • Early post-medieval building, Vineyard Press site, East Stockwell Street, Colchester (Monument)
  • Medieval element group, Vineyard Press site, Colchester (Element Group)
  • Medieval well, Vineyard Press site, East Stockwell Street, Colchester (Element)
  • Post medieval oven, Vineyard Press Site, East Stockwell Street, Colchester (Element)
  • Roman building in Insula 20, East Stockwell Street, Colchester (Monument)
  • Roman wall foundation, Vineyard Press Site, Colchester (Element)

Record last edited

Jun 8 2016 11:06AM

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