Site Event/Activity record ECC1235 - Medieval and Roman burials, 42 Crouch Street, Colchester, 1928


Location 42 Crouch Street, Colchester
Grid reference TL 99111 24950 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE



Rudsdale, E. J. (Mr)





Various foundations and burials were noted by E.J. Rudsdale during the construction of Scott's garage on the site of 42 Crouch Street in 1928. A description of the discovery was published in Colchester Museum Report 1929. <1> A plan is held by the museum <2>, the plan is reproduced in CAR 9. <3> Furthermore there is correspondence in the paper SMR relating to a skull sent to the Royal College of Surgeons which was identified as that of a Roman woman in her 40's.<4> The site revealed heavy foundations and many medieval skeletons from the house if the Crouched Friars.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Serial: Colchester Museums. 1933. Colchester Museum Reports 1925-1933. 1925-1933. 1929, p50-52.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Roman Colchester II: Extramural and Walls. II.
  • <3> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1993. CAR 9:Excavations of Roman and later cemeteries, churches and monastic sites in Colchester, 1971-8. 9. p.246.
  • <4> CORRESPONDENCE: Rudsdale, E. J. (Mr). 1929. SMR file: Skull from Crouched Friars.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Burial ground of Crouched Friars Friary, Crouch Street, Colchester (Monument)
  • Church of the Crouched or Crutched Friars, Crouch Street, Colchester (Monument)

Record last edited

Feb 11 2016 1:33PM

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