The map is limited to 3000 records per layer so not all records are being displayed for this area. Zoom in to see more.
Wire notes in his diary 23/11/1855 ' The grave digger of Herrick's Chapel burial ground informs me. When digging a grave…he discovered a variegated tessellated pavement… and that under it were some chips of granite' <1> also on 14/2/1856 ' purchased about twenty red bricks, 4 x 2.5 x 7/8 "…found in the burial ground attached to Stockwell Street Chapel. This constituted the ground work of a tessellated pavement of red tesserae in the following order; first a foundation of the bricks set edgeways, then about a foot thick of broken granite, then the concrete on the top of which was set the…pavement. What was the extent of the discovery could not say…but believes it runs under St Helen's Lane. <2><3>
DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 23/11/1855.
DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 14/2/1856.
Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 12, No26, page 104.
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
MCC885Tessellated pavement, St Helen's Lane, Colchester (Element)
Record last edited
Jan 19 2016 8:48AM
Comments and Feedback
Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.