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Wire's diary records ' Received information that an arch had been discovered in the Town Wall a few yards east of Sheregate went and examined it when I found it formed of two Roman tiles set on the ends at each side and a double row of the same tiles formed the arch which is 3ft thick from the inner to the outer crown and two feet six inches wide inside and four foot six inches high to the inner crown how far it lead under the wall could not be ascertained an oven is now made in it' <1> Hull records that a pencil drawing is to be found in Wire's notebooks, the arch cannot now be seen. <2>
DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 31/3/1846.
Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p59.
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