Element record MCC1588 - Roman oven, Balkerne Gardens, Colchester


Roman oven discovered during excavations at Balkerne Gardens in 1965.


Grid reference TL 99328 25204 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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A Roman oven discovered during excavations at Balkerne Gardens in 1965 (ECC659). The oven consisted of a small, rectangular, tiled hearth, surrounded by small stake holes which probably held a wattle and daub superstructure. The oven was one of three (MCC1590, MCC1591) located on a clay floor (MCC1596). Numerous pieces of iron slag found on the clay surface suggested that the ovens may in fact have been small smith's furnaces.<1>

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  • <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.50-51.

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Dec 8 2016 2:52PM

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