Site Event/Activity record ECC1400 - Watching brief at Ryegate, Ryegate Road, Colchester, 1983


Location Ryegate, Ryegate Road, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 9974 2551 (38m by 60m)
Map sheet TL92NE



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd


Early 1983



A watching brief was held during the laying of a trench along Ryegate Road. The trench was dug through the surface of the stump of Roman wall under the modern street. Only the southern face of the wall was detected. Part of the rampart appeared to be in situ to the south of it but elsewhere the rampart was not apparent, probably because it had been destroyed by later trenches and other features. Further down the street was a tessellated pavement at a depth of 1.45m. This was only seen by a workman. There was also a Roman foundation of brick and yellow mortar at a depth of 2.8m. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. pp.1000-1002.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Rampart of the Roman town walls, Colchester (Monument)
  • Roman tessellated pavement, Ryegate Road, Colchester (Element)
  • Town Wall, Colchester (Monument)

Record last edited

Feb 24 2016 2:44PM

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