Monument record MCC1586 - Early Roman ditch, 44 North Hill, Colchester


Early Roman V-shaped ditch defined during excavations in 1967.


Grid reference Centred TL 99432 25410 (164m by 3m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

An east-west ditch was discovered during excavations at 44 North Hill in 1967 (ECC658). The ditch consisted of a V-shaped cut penetrating 4.5ft. into the natural subsoil. A continuation of the same ditch may have been found during excavations in 1964 in the garden of Logarth, Nunn's Road (ECC940).<1>
The ditch may have belonged to the northern defences of the fortress but Crummy has offered an alternative post-Boudican explanation.<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: Dunnett, B.R.K.. 1971. Excavations in Colchester, 1964-8. Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society Vol. 3, Part 1. pp.43-44.
  • <2> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.3.

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Dec 8 2016 2:44PM

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