Site Event/Activity record ECC862 - Excavation at No.60 North Hill, Colchester, 1945


Location 60 North Hill, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 9937 2527 (20m by 8m)
Map sheet TL92NE



Hull, M. R. H. (Rex)


Summer 1945



Small-scale excavation within the garden of No.60, North Hill, Colchester, during the summer of 1945. The work was undertaken by two volunteers from the Royal Grammar School (G.A. Martin and I.M. Sparrow) under the direction of Rex Hull, curator of the museum. Five trenches were opened. Approximately 16 ft. west of the back of the house a fragment of Roman wall was found. Evidence for earlier, 1st century Roman occupation was found at the west end of the site close to the surface which had been much denuded. This included parts of a mosaic pavement and the clay walls of buildings. A burnt layer was encountered at the east end of the site.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Serial: Colchester Museums. 1944-1947. Colchester Museum Reports 1944-1947. p22.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Unknown. 1945. SMR file: 60 North Hill.

Related Monuments/Buildings (5)

  • 16th-17th century midden-heap, 60 North Hill, Colchester (Element Group)
  • Roman mosaic pavement, 60 North Hill, Colchester (Element)
  • Roman wall, 60 North Hill (Insula 17b), Colchester (Element)
  • Roman wall, 60 North Hill (Insula 17b), Colchester (Element)
  • Roman wall, 60 North Hill (Insula 17b), Colchester (Element)

Record last edited

Feb 8 2016 2:42PM

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