The Essex Society of Archaeology and History (previously known as Essex Archaeological Society)
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Excavations by the Essex Archaeological Society under the direction of Dr.P.M. Duncan. The excavations took place within the north-west corner of Botanical gardens of Castle Park and revealed a filled up gateway (the North-East gate) within the Roman town wall and a long drain which past under it. Also revealed to the south were the remains of a 'Mithraeum'.<1> The excavations were observed on several occasions by William Wire.<2>
Serial: The Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 1858. Vol. 1 (Old Series), Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society. Vol. I. p.55, Vol I..
DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 01/09/1852, 06/09/52, 01/01/1853,.
Related Monuments/Buildings (3)
MCC1831Duncan's Gate, Castle Park, Colchester (Monument)
MCC1518Roman building, Mithraeum or waterworks? in Castle Park, Colchester (Monument)
MCC1515Roman drain, Castle Park, Colchester (Element)
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