Element record MCC1753 - Medieval Well, 12-13 High Street, Colchester


Medieval Well, recorded during a watching brief in 1986.


Grid reference TL 99492 25166 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

A watching brief was held during the excavation of foundation trenches for an extension to the Nat West Bank building, No's 12-13 High Street. A large medieval well was located on the west side of the site. This had an internal diameter of 1.55m with stone lining 30cm thick. The stonework was mostly Septaria faced on the inside and roughly curved (there was no peg tile in the well only re-used Roman tegula).<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd. 1985-1995. Colchester Archaeological Trust Unpublished Archive. pp.102-104.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 12 2016 8:10AM

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