Element record MCC1298 - Roman wall foundation, Castle Park (Insula 15), Colchester


Roman wall foundation in Castle Park (Insula 15), recorded in 1983.


Grid reference TL 99956 25385 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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During excavation of a pipe trench in Castle Park in 1983 (ECC375) a Roman wall foundation built of septaria and mortar was observed surviving in situ. Two other foundations were recorded immediately to the north MCC1296 and south MCC1299 as were several robber trenches.<1>
The wall may have been previously exposed in 1928/9 when Rex Hull undertook minor excavations against the fence on the west side of Hollytrees meadow (see ECC797). This work may also account for one or more of the robber trenches.<2>

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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 1:35PM

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