Element record MCC1411 - Roman cremation burial, Turner Rise, Colchester


Roman burial at Turner Rise, recorded in 1846.


Grid reference Centred TL 99437 26398 (1m by 0m)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

During work on the railway cutting near Turner Rise William Wire recorded, 'A large size amphora was found containing a cinerary urn with calcined bones with a lid....There were several urns nearby containing calcined bones'.<1><2><3> The reference is from Wire's Album which has not been located.

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.257, p.294, No 89.
  • <2> Index: Essex County Council. 1972. Colchester SMR (computer). SMR11799.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Roman Colchester: Walls and Within. fold out map.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 30 2017 1:45PM

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