Monument record MCC1770 - Roman street between Insula 38-39, Queen Street, Colchester


Roman street, aligned N to S between Insula 38-39, recorded during a watching brief in 1973.


Grid reference Centred TL 9995 2512 (3m by 39m)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A watching brief was held during the construction of a supermarket along Queen Street. The site revealed metalling of a north-south road which overlay a substantial accumulation of material including floors revealing that the street was not primary.<1>

In March 1938, the back entrance to the Omnibus Garage on Queen Street was made and a long trench for a drain was cut eastwards from Queen Street (Hull says this could still be traced by manhole covers in 1958). Metalling of a Roman Street was recorded.<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. pp.790-792.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 39, No 129, p.215.

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Record last edited

Jan 24 2017 8:12AM

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