Site Event/Activity record ECC1580 - Watching brief at 19 St Peter's Street, Colchester, 1987


Location 19 St Peter's Street, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 9956 2551 (31m by 5m)
Map sheet TL92NE



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd


April to May 1987



During a watching brief at No.19 St Peter's Street, a section of the Roman town wall was uncovered at the rear of 'Rene Robert's Garage'. The wall had been faced with breeze blocks and concrete and used as a base for oil tanks. A modern addition to the garage on its east side had destroyed the wall. The Roman wall was located behind the original garage building. After demolition of the western building the wall core was exposed in two trenches. The works were visited on several occasions. On 7/5/1987 inspection of a machine trench exposed the side concrete wall and seemed to show that this was built on the Roman wall foundation and that the wall was 'in situ' below the footing of the modern building <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd. 1985-1995. Colchester Archaeological Trust Unpublished Archive. p25.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Town Wall, Colchester (Monument)

Record last edited

Feb 10 2016 3:17PM

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