Site Event/Activity record ECC43 - Excavation kilns 26,27,28, Endsleigh School, Colchester, 1955


Location Endsleigh School, Endsleigh Court, Colchester
Grid reference TL 9805 2516 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX



Colchester and Essex Museum





A Roman kiln was uncovered during initial groundwork for a sewer trench (Southern Outfall Sewer) and new road. The kiln was situated on the playing field of the Endsleigh School and permission was given by the headmaster to excavate. The work was undertaken on behalf of the museum by Miss Bushell with the assistance of Mr.J.B.Baird and others from the school. After the first kiln was cleared (kiln 26) two further Roman kilns were uncovered close by and these were excavated at a slightly later date. The two new kilns (kilns 27 and 28) shared a common stake-hole.<1>An annotated Ordnance Survey map in the Museum Resource Centre shows the exact location of a pottery kiln found in 1955 .<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1963. The Roman Potters Kilns of Colchester. XXI. pp.157-168.
  • <2> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1946. Ordnance Survey Map - 1939 Revision - Essex Sheet XXXVII.2. 1 to 2500.

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

  • Fragments of human skull found in Kiln 26 (Element)
  • Roman Kiln (No 26), Endsleigh School, Lockhart Avenue, Colchester (Monument)
  • Roman kiln (No 27), Endsleigh School, Lockhart Avenue, Colchester (Monument)
  • Roman kiln (No 28), Endsleigh School, Lockhart Avenue, Colchester (Monument)

Record last edited

Jan 15 2016 1:46PM

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