Monument record MCC1536 - Lexden Mount, Colchester


Roman burial mound at Lexden (Wordsworth Road).


Grid reference Centred TL 96861 24871 (34m by 34m)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


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Lexden Mount is a large circular, flat-topped earthwork or mound of presumed Roman date, 31.7m in diameter x 5.3m high.
Excavations in 1910 (ECC649) by the Morant Club, under the direction of H. Laver and F. Reader, failed to find a burial and to date it accurately although small quantities of Roman pottery and tile were recovered.<1><2>
Adkins & Petchey (1984, p.150) list Lexden Mount as 'a post-Roman non-sepulchral mound', a possible hundred meeting place.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Serial: The Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 1913. Vol. 12 (New Series) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society. XII (New Series). pp.186-192.
  • <2> Monograph: Gascoyne, Adrian and Radford, David. 2013. Colchester. Fortress of the War God. An Archaeological Assessment. p.202.
  • <3> Article in serial: Adkins, R.A. & Petchey, M.R.. 1984. Secklow Hundred Mound and Other Meeting Place Mounds in England. 141:1, 243-251. p.150.

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May 3 2016 2:11PM

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