Monument record MCC1814 - Late Iron Age cremation cemetery, Mersea Road, Colchester
|Grid reference||Centred TM 00038 23566 (0m by 1m)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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Late Iron Age cemetery at Colchester Cemetery, Mersea Road.
A row of native burials found just outside the west wall of the former cemetery when it was extended between Plum Hall and Monkwick Farm.<1> Hull's notes record, 'At intervals, beginning in the summer of 1946, as the graves were dug, purely Belgic ("Late -Celtic") pottery from a small number of Burials was found by grave-diggers at a point just outside the west boundary of the cemetery, and due west of the Nonconformist Mortuary Chapel".<2> Grave Groups 571-4.<3>
Another Belgic burial was also found in the cemetery, described as. 'a Bowl of brown-black Belgic ware, form 212 almost whole; three fragments terra rubra bowl form 56, stamped xan; the most part of a white flagon form 136 in small fragments; the most part of a pipe clay beaker form 114 with herring bone ornament and painted rim and shoulder COLEM1954.350-353. Found in Colchester Town Cemetery about 18/6/1951 and given to A.F. Hall on that date; passed onto museum by him on behalf of the Grammar School' (Hull's Grave Group No615).<4>
- <1> SCC48 Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.11 No. 197.
- <2> SCC114 Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Roman Colchester II: Extramural and Walls. II. The area of the cemetery.
- <3> SCC207 Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Unknown. Inventory of Grave Groups. No's 571-4.
- <4> SCC207 Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Unknown. Inventory of Grave Groups. No. 615.
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Record last edited
Oct 9 2017 9:17AM