Monument record MCC1551 - Roman street between Insula 30 and 22, Colchester

Summary

Roman street aligned E to W between Insula 30 and Insula 22.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9985 2523 (23m by 5m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

An east-west Roman street between Insula 30 and Insula 22. The street was trenched in 1932 (ECC666) where it was found to consist of 7in. thick gravel metalling. The street had been re-surfaced twice and was separated from the southern wall of the Temple Precinct by successive drains.<1><2>

The Norman ditch of the Castle has left in position part of the Roman Street, of which several layers are preserved.<3>

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.65.
  • <2> Article in serial: Hebditch, Max. 1971. Excavations on the south side of the temple precinct at Colchester.. Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society Vol. 3, 115-130. pp.115-124.
  • <3> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.64, No 14.

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Record last edited

Dec 9 2016 9:32AM

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