Element record MCC1385 - Roman lead coffin, Butt Road, Colchester


Roman lead coffin, Butt Road, recorded in 1838.


Grid reference TL 99270 24800 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Lead coffin found in 1838 (although Rex Hull also notes that a discovery may also have been made in 1854?) at the back of Mill Place (on Butt Road).<1> Marked on 1876 OS map.<2><3>
(The report says lead 'coffins' found so for the purpose of the UAD two coffins have been recorded).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.293, No 55.
  • <2> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. c.1805. 1805 1 inch OS Maps of Colchester. 12.11.
  • <3> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1876. 1876 OS 1:500 Maps of Colchester. 1:500. 12.11.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 30 2017 2:23PM

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