Element record MCC1578 - Roman drain, Telephone Exchange Site (Insula 10), West Stockwell Street, Colchester


Roman tile-built drain discovered during excavations at the Telephone Exchange site in 1963 and 1966.


Grid reference Centred TL 9949 2535 (2m by 45m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

A Roman tile-built north-south running drain situated along the eastern edge of Insula 10.

The drain was discovered during excavations by the Archaeological Research Group under the direction of Mr. J. Blythe in 1963 (ECC950). The excavations and observations were undertaken ahead of the construction of an extension to the Telephone Exchange (Telephone Managers Office).<1><2>

The drain was uncovered again during excavations at the Telephone exchange site in 1966. The drain ran north-south alongside the street of the former via principalis (MCC760). The drain had been robbed-out.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Dunnett, B.R.K.. 1966. Excavations on North Hill, Colchester. 123:1. p.27.
  • <2> DRAWING - PLAN: Blythe, John. 1964. Telephone Managers Office Site Excavations 1963-4.
  • <3> Article in serial: Dunnett, B.R.K.. 1971. Excavations in Colchester, 1964-8. Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society Vol. 3, Part 1. p.8.

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Dec 9 2016 2:13PM

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