Monument record MCC1664 - Roman street between Insula 38a and 38b, Colchester


Roman street aligned N to S between Insula 38a and Insula 38b.


Grid reference TL 99889 25097 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A north-south Roman street discovered during commercial excavations on the site of a new department store,' Locke's site' (ECC665). The street was 25 feet wide and was flanked on the west by a drainage gully. The street revealed five resurfacings and was flanked on the west by the remains of the foundations of a Roman masonry building (MCC1666). The street was overlain by a thick deposit of burnt daub after two re-surfacings which the excavator felt could not be attributed to the Boudican revolt and instead believed to a later Antonine fire.<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.103.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 23 2017 4:06PM

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