Element record MCC1579 - Roman masonry wall in Insula 10, Telehpne Exchange Site, West Stockwell Street, Colchester


Roman masonry wall discovered during excavations at the Telephone Exchange Site in 1966.


Grid reference TL 99491 25332 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

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>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> 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

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