Monument record MCC1139 - Roman street between Insula 37 & 38, Colchester


Roman street of Colonia, aligned N to S between Insula 37 and 38, recorded during excavations at 7-15 Lond Wyre Street in 1979.


Grid reference Centred TL 9980 2509 (7m by 49m)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A large patch of metalling relating to this street was uncovered during excavations at 7-15 Long Wire Street, 1979.<1>

Five evaluation trenches were excavated inside the Co-Operative Store, Long Wyre Street. The trenches each measured 2 x 2.5m and were dug by hand. All the trenches produced archaeological deposits of varying depths. Trial trench 2 revealed a metalled Roman street lying directly below the modern concrete slab. This was because part of the Co-Operative building had been terraced down.<2><3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- LIST: Colchester Museums. 1992-. Colchester Museum Accession Register 1992 -. COLEM1997.76.
  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. p.359.
  • <2> Evaluation Report: Benfield, Stephen (CAT). 1997. AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION AT ELD LANE, COLCHESTER.. 12/97E.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 18 2017 8:33AM

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