Element record MCC1650 - Undated burial, St Mary's Cottage, Church Street, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99274 25028 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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One of two tile-lined graves (along with MCC1651) partly exposed at the base of one of the trenches dug during the construction of houses in the garden of St Mary's Cottage, Church Walk (to the south of St Mary's Churchyard MCC411).<1>
An excavation in 1962, to the west of this site (see ECC670) recovered a number of 'Christian burials' in stone and mortar cists. 'These possibly date to the 12th or 13th centuries AD. And appear to be contemporary with an earlier church of St. Mary which stood to the south of the present building'.<2>
According to Rodwell the technique of using rough lumps of tile and stone to line the graves 'is indicative of a pre-Conquest date, and may well go back to the middle Saxon period'.<3>
- <1> SCC101 Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. pp.980-983.
- <2> SCC181 Unpublished document: Various. 1962. Colchester SMR file: 'Balkerne Lane 62/63'.
- <3> SCC69 Monograph: Rodwell, Warwick J with Rodwell, KA. 1977. Historic Churches: a wasting asset. p.33.
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Record last edited
Jan 23 2017 3:57PM