Element record MCC1050 - Roman tessellated pavement, East Hill House, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, East Hill House, recorded in 1923.


Grid reference TM 00084 25139 (point)
Map sheet TM02NW
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

On 14 March 1923, during the digging of a hole for rubbish, a large and nearly complete decorated pavement was found. It was 19ft square, including the red surround, and was 3ft 9", below the surface. The pavement was removed to the Museum (COLEM 1924.4753).<1><2><3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Serial: Society for the promotion of Roman Studies. 1911-. Journal of Roman Studies. JRS xii, 260.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 40, No 103, p.218.
  • <3> Serial: The Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 1923. Vol. 16 (New Series) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society. XVI (New Series). p.295.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 11 2016 2:38PM

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