Element record MCC1534 - Roman tessellated pavement, 18 North Hill, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement in the rear garden of 18 North Hill, recorded in 1847 and again in 1988.


Grid reference TL 99434 25416 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A red tessellated pavement recorded by William Wire in the rear garden of 18 North Hill.<1><2><3>

A small trial trench was excavated ahead of the construction of an access ramp into the rear garden of No.18 North Hill. The trench revealed a small patch of Roman tessellated paving at a depth of 1.5m. The tessellated pavement is likely to be part of the pavements recorded by Wire between 1845-1847 (see ECC161).<4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 28/11/45, 10/1/46.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wire, William. Wire's Album.
  • <3> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. pp.77-78.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd. 1985-1995. Colchester Archaeological Trust Unpublished Archive. 9/88b.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 13 2016 2:50PM

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