Element record MCC1003 - Roman tessellated pavement, Trinity Street, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, Trinity Street, recorded in 1927.


Grid reference TL 99611 25018 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

In 1927 shafts were sunk just north of Scheregate Steps by G.P.O.; two against the south pavement were negative, being of no great depth; the third, on the rounded corner of Trinity Street and Sir Isaac's Walk, was deeper and revealed a red tessellated pavement at about 3ft from the surface. This was only 30ft back from the inside face of the town wall.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> DIARY: Laver, P. G.. 1916-1940. P.G. Laver's Diary. 5/6/1928.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 35, No 101, p.209.

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Oct 10 2016 3:26PM

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