Element record MCC1288 - Roman wall foundation, Castle Park (Insula 15), Colchester


Roman wall foundation (robbed out) observed during excavation of a pipe trench in Castle Park, 1983.


Grid reference TL 99962 25432 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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A robbed out Roman wall foundation was observed during the excavation of a pipe trench in Castle Park, 1983 (ECC375). The robber trench was cut into a sandy-clay loam make-up between 0.3 and 0.5m deep. Some of the septaria and mortar foundation survived in situ. Other foundations were found further to the north (see MCC1286, MCC1288). Traces of a disturbed mortar floor were also noted to the north of this foundation and the remains of a tessellated pavement were recorded immediately to the south (see MCC1289).<1>

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  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. p.372.

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Jan 23 2017 1:33PM

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