Site Event/Activity record ECC1363 - Urns, St John's Terrace, Colchester, 1843


Location St John's Terrace, Colchester
Grid reference TL 99484 24963 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE








Two or three urns found under west end of St John's Terrace.<1><2> This reference from Hull probably refers to the five urns recorded by William Wire: 31/5/1843, 'Purchased a fluted urn...found on the south side of Gutter St aliter John St', 2/6/1843 'Went to the digging going on the south side of St John Street west of Mr Cant's residence....One of the labourers brought me a large Roman urn, having the rim broke off' & 'Purchased a large urn containing a deposit by cremation found in John Street', also 27/6/1943, 'Another urn containing calcined bones was discovered this morning on Mr Beard's property immediately west of Mr Cant's house in Johns St', also 18/2/1845, 'Purchased a small Roman urn found on the ground (of) late Mr Cant's garden, John St'.<3> In his volume of Notes Hull records that, 'It is well to observe that all the antiquities noticed above and subsequently discovered in John Street were found from No 5 to the east end of St John's Terrace unless stated to the contrary.' <4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. page 294, No 127.
  • <2> Index: Essex County Council. 1972. Colchester SMR (computer). SMR 13222.
  • <3> DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 31/5/1843, 2/6/1843, 27/6/1843.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Roman Colchester II: Extramural and Walls. II. Various Small Finds & Lesser Records.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Roman cremation urn, St Johns Terrace, Colchester (Element)
  • Roman cremation urn, St Johns Terrace, Colchester (Element)
  • Roman cremation urn, St Johns Terrace, Colchester (Element)

Record last edited

Mar 10 2016 1:55PM

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