Element Group record MCC1542 - Element Group, Freda Gunton Lodge, Balkerne Gardens, Colchester


Pre-Boudican Occupation and Medieval robbing, recorded in 1995.


Grid reference TL 99328 25257 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Lying on the Boudican destruction horizon were an unmortared stack of five tiles, possibly part of an oven. A north-south pit/gully was recorded, apparently open in AD.60/61, it contained cess like fill and could have been a drainage gully which perhaps extended between the street and footway and or-any timber structures to the east. A possibly timber-lined gully or drain running north-south 0.6m of the Fortress Street metalling was recorded.<1>

The only evidence for later Roman occupation over the eastern part of the site consisted of the remains of early medieval robber trenches.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd. 1985-1995. Colchester Archaeological Trust Unpublished Archive. 6/95A.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Dec 9 2016 1:06PM

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