Element record MCC1071 - Roman tessellated pavement, Crouch Street, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, Crouch Street, recorded in 1922.


Grid reference TL 99197 24981 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

In January 1922 P.G. Laver noted the foundation of a pavement under the north pavement of Crouch Street, midway between the Excise Office and the 'Horse and Groom'. It consisted of reddish mortar laid on the gravel. It was not very wide N-S and E-W its limits were not found. A sketch plan gives no measurements. There were no finer layers of mortar and no tesserae.<1><2> This is probably part of the same building as the hypocaust discovered during excavations in 1973 (see MCC1235). See also MCC1073.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. No 39, p.243.
  • <2> DIARY: Laver, P. G.. 1916-1940. P.G. Laver's Diary. 23/1/1922.

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Oct 12 2016 9:17AM

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