Site Event/Activity record ECC183 - Gravel surface and pavement in Mr Frosts garden, 9 North Hill, Colchester, 1920


Location 9 North Hill, Colchester
Grid reference TL 99509 25353 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE



Laver, P. G. (Mr)





Laver noted that a trench cut in Mr Frost's garden revealed a hard gravelled surface (probably a road or passage) and at a distance of 22ft further east a tessellated pavement and foundations running north-south. <1><2> Laver notes 'account of the pavement found in the garden at the back of No 9 North Hill - October 1920 Mr A.W. Frost excavated in this garden and several walls and pavements were found, the latter being principally of red tesserae, in some instances mixed with buff, and some opus signinum'.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 11, No13, page 103.
  • <2> Monograph: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1922. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England): Essex, (North-East). Volume III. No 13 page 23.
  • <3> Article in serial: Wheeler, R. E. M. and Laver, P. G.. 1919. Roman Colchester. J.R.S. Volume IX page 139. page 159, No 13.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Roman street and drain between Insulae 2 and 3, Colchester (Monument)
  • Roman tessellated pavement, 9 North Hill, Colchester (Element)

Record last edited

Feb 9 2016 8:07AM

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