Monument record MCC1205 - Medieval Building (CAT Building 156), Cups Hotel Site, Colchester


Late medieval building (CAT Building 156) discovered at the Cups Hotel site, High Street, in 1973-4


Grid reference Centred TL 99559 25231 (1m by 0m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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During excavations at the Cups Hotel site in 1973-4 (ECC346) a late medieval building was discovered (CAT Building 156). The building was probably erected in the 15th century. It was timber-framed with ground-plates laid directly on the soil. Parts of three ground-plates survived which were burnt indicating that the building had been destroyed by fire. The building had floors of sandy clay, and possibly two hearths or ovens. A well located nearby may have been associated with the building (see MCC1211).<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. p.335.

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Record last edited

Feb 10 2017 2:03PM

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