Monument record MCC1659 - Late Roman building, 5a Queen Street (Insula 31), Colchester


Late Roman building discovered during excavations at 5 Queen Street in 1966.


Grid reference TL 99980 25196 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

During excavations at 5 Queen Street in 1966 (ECC663), a late Roman building was discovered which overlay an earlier, substantial masonry building on the site (see MCC1658). This later building was represented by a flimsy wall of soft, yellow mortar resting on shallow foundations, sunk only six inches into the contemporary floor level. The wall ran in a NNE/SSW direction and was associated with a clay floor with an accumulation of charcoal. The wall and floor post-dated two earlier clay surfaces but it was not possible to associate these with the earlier building.<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. pp.87-89.

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Dec 8 2016 3:39PM

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