Monument record MCC1681 - Roman building, Lewis's Garden Site (Insula 39), Queen Street, Colchester


Roman building (House II) discovered during excavations at Lewis's Gardens (Insula 39) in 1955.


Grid reference TM 00073 25129 (point)
Map sheet TM02NW
County ESSEX


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Full Description

A Roman building (House II) discovered during excavations at the Lewis's Gardens site in 1955 (ECC667). The building was constructed to the north of an earlier building (MCC1679). Only one room of the structure lay within the area of excavation and it had been extensively robbed. Two short lengths of wall built of flint and mortar survived, as did the lower floor of a hypocaust including some of the pilae. The hypocaust was filled with broken mortar, flue tiles, wall plaster and fragments of a mosaic pavement. The north wall of the hypocaust continued west for 11ft. before turning north again. On the east of the hypocaust it projected for 2ft. and then turned north. There were indications that this second room contained a tessellated pavement and more of the same floor was revealed at a later date (ECC1523).<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Article in serial: Richardson, K.M.. 1961. Excavations in Lewis's Gardens, Colchester, 1955 and 1958. The Essex Society for Archaeology and History Vol. 1, Part 1, pp.6-36. pp.9-11.

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Feb 15 2018 12:41PM

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