Site Event/Activity record ECC378 - Excavation at Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Lion Walk, Colchester, 1985


Location Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Lion Walk, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 9971 2507 (18m by 13m)
Map sheet TL92NE



Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd





A four-week excavation was carried out on the site of the Lion Walk United Reformed Church in the winter of 1984-5. On examination, the areas to the north and south of the church proved to have been almost completely destroyed by the construction of 18th and 19th century burial vaults leaving little more than the area directly under the church intact. Remains recovered during the excavation including evidence for the defences of the legionary fortress, Roman buildings, drain and street, and also post medieval structures.<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.378-384.

Related Monuments/Buildings (9)

  • Burial ground for the 'Round Meeting House' Congregational Chapel, Lion Walk, Colchester (Monument)
  • Congregational Church, Lion Walk, Colchester (Monument)
  • Ditch of Legionary Fortress, Colchester (Monument)
  • Rampart of Colchester's Legionary Fortress (Monument)
  • Roman building (CAT Building 19), Lion Walk, Colchester (Monument)
  • Roman building at Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Colchester (Monument)
  • Roman drain at Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Colchester (Element)
  • Roman footway at Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Colchester (Monument)
  • The Round Meeting House Congregation Chapel, Lion Walk, Colchester (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 29 2019 11:31AM

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