Element record MCC1005 - Roman tessellated pavement, Lion Walk, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, Lion Walk, recorded in 1848.


Grid reference TL 99699 25027 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

Wire's Album notes a tessellated pavement at Lion Walk, discussed in a letter to Roach Smith, 'Lion Walk…at the (south) end one composed of small and different coloured tesserae half an inch square was brought to view, but…the subject could not be discovered, as it appeared to have been…mutilated...' <1><2><3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wire, William. Wire's Album.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M.R.. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 36, No 70, p.211.
  • <3> DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 23/9/1848,26/9/1848,28/9/1848, 15/4/1856.

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Record last edited

Oct 10 2016 3:26PM

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