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Hull records 'When the old Park Cafe was pulled down in 1930 a deep cutting was made in the west side of the Norman ditch for the basement of the new cafe. In it the street was clearly seen in the west face as a cambered bank of red gravel, 12ft wide and 8" thick. Beneath it was a layer of dark earth and stones about 2" thick. This lay on a black layer, about 1" thick, apparently of decayed wood. This capped a thick deposit of brown, cheesy clay, the upper foot of which was darker, the whole being 4ft thick at least and almost certainly natural. Above the red gravel lay a bank of rubbish, from 4 to 11" thick, highest at the south of the road, and above this some 4ft of dark surface-soil. Two small patches of mortar lay on the dark layer which lay on the clay. They may have belonged to the floor of a room, or may be the mortar foundations alone surviving from late walls'.<1><2>
Serial: Colchester Archaeological Group. 1965. Colchester Archaeological Group Bulletin 8, part 4. 4.
Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. page 69.
MCC1285Roman street between Insula 15 and Insula 7, Colchester (Monument)
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