Element record MCC1010 - Roman tessellated pavement, Victoria Place, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, Victoria Place, recorded c.1850.


Grid reference TL 99796 25066 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

Wire notes in a letter to Roach Smith, 'In Victoria Place, at the south west corner, a fine pavement was discovered some years since, but of what character does not occur to me. I remember it was more firmly put together than most of them are, and with a little trouble might have been raised whole; it was about six or eight feet square, and two urns were standing upon it, one partly in the other'. The position is marked on the 1876 1:500 OS map.<1><2><3>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Serial: British Archaeological Association. 1850. Vol. V (Old Series) Journal of the British Archaeological Association. OS Vol. V. JBAA Vol 5, p.87.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 37, No 59, p.212.
  • <3> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1876. 1876 OS 1:500 Maps of Colchester. 1:500.
  • <3> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. c.1805. 1805 1 inch OS Maps of Colchester.

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Record last edited

Oct 10 2016 3:24PM

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