Element record MCC1579 - Roman masonry wall in Insula 10, Telehpne Exchange Site, West Stockwell Street, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99491 25332 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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During excavations at the Telephone Exchange Site in 1966 (ECC657), parts of a Roman masonry building were discovered. The remains were situated along the west side of the former via sagularis (MCC760) and included a robbed-out north-south wall and a concrete floor cut by a small pit. The remains were pre-dated by a cobbled footway (MCC1580) and even earlier Boudican destruction debris.
The excavator thought that this wall may have been the eastern wall of a building discovered during excavations in 1965 on the NCP car park site (ECC949) but noted that the robber-trench was different to those found on the other site and concluded that the wall may have 'belonged to a later phase, earlier walls lying further west'.<1>
- <1> SCC73042 Article in serial: Dunnett, B.R.K.. 1971. Excavations in Colchester, 1964-8. Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society Vol. 3, Part 1. p.7.
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Record last edited
Dec 9 2016 2:12PM