Element record MCC1562 - Roman drain south of the precinct wall of the Temple of Claudius, Colchester


Roman tile-built drain to the south of the precinct wall of the Temple of Claudius (MCC1544), recorded in 1964 and 2006.


Grid reference Centred TL 9983 2522 (16m by 1m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A tile-built drain, 'F6' situated to the south of the precinct wall (MCC1544) of the Temple of Claudius and set within a gravel road (MCC1551). This drain replaced an earlier stone-lined drain (see MCC1561) but was in a different position.<1><2>

The drain was also encountered during a watching brief for a foundation trench in 2006 (ECC2278).<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> 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. p.120.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. pp.169-170.
  • <3> Watching Brief Report: Shimmin, Don (CAT). 2008. Report on a watching brief: CAT Report 440. CAT Report 440.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 24 2018 2:37PM

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