Site Event/Activity record ECC1218 - Finds from Turner Clothing Factory, Stanwell Street, Colchester, 1937


Location Stanwell Street, Colchester
Grid reference TL 99729 24877 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX








Finds from site in Stanwell Street. Although the Museum Report refers to an excavation in March 1937 at Turners Clothing Factory, Stanwell Street, it is not clear if this refers to building work or archaeological excavation.<1> A hand written note in the SMR records the finds with form types and section drawings.<2> The finds are significant in that they include 'coarse native brown ware exactly as found on the Sheepen site, and also includes forms 321, 242 etc (COLEM 1937.987). 'This is the strongest deposit of this period yet found under modern Colchester'.<1> The site also produced flint core and knife and a large quantity of Medieval pottery, including fragments of a Pilgrims bottle and much brown glazed ware.<2> See also <3><4><5><6> Located to centre of Clothing Factory site TL99722487.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Serial: Colchester Museums. 1933. Colchester Museum Reports 1925-1933. 1925-1933. 1938, page 15.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Unknown. 1943?. SMR file: Stanwell Street.
  • <3> LIST: Colchester Museums. Colchester Museum Accession Register 1930-1940. COLEM 1937.987.
  • <4> RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.
  • <5> Index: Essex County Council. 1972. Colchester SMR (computer).
  • <6> Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Roman Colchester II: Extramural and Walls. II. under Stanwell Street.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Pottery, Medieval Pottery, Stanwell Street (Find Spot)

Record last edited

Dec 12 2016 12:38PM

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