Element record MCC1869 - Roman tessellated pavement, Eastern National Bus Depot, Queen Street, Colchester


Roman red tessellated pavement discovered at the Eastern National Bus Depot in 1931.


Grid reference TL 99989 25065 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

A red tessellated pavement discovered during excavations on land acquired for the Eastern National Bus Depot in 1931. The 8ft. wide pavement was bounded to the north and south by two contemporary, robbed-out walls (MCC1867 & MCC1870). The pavement was laid on a 3in. thick mortar foundation which had settled into an earlier pit (MCC1882).<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.216.

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Record last edited

Dec 12 2016 12:15PM

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