Element record MCC1557 - Roman cremation burial, Beverly Road, Colchester


Roman cremation burial recorded in 1997.


Grid reference TL 98623 24792 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Some cremated bone and the flagon sherds were on the spoil heap, and some (50-60% of the bone) still in section in a dark / black sandy loam matrix in the trench side. The flagon top was approximately 30cm below modern ground level, and the bones were down to 50cm below modern ground. It was very clear that the cremated bone was not in the pot, nor were there any nails or signs of other vessels.<1>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Evaluation Report: Benfield, Stephen (CAT). 1997. AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION AT ELD LANE, COLCHESTER.. 4/97C.
  • <2> LIST: Colchester Museums. 1992-. Colchester Museum Accession Register 1992 -. COLEM1997.13.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 24 2018 12:41PM

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