Element record MCC1924 - Bronze Age cremation, Middleborough, Colchester, 1889


One of five Bronze Age urns discovered by workmen in Water Lane (Middleborough) in 1889.


Grid reference TL 99328 25590 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

One of five burial urns found in Water Lane (Middleborough), Colchester, in 1889.

On August 21st 1889 Corporation workmen recovered five Bronze Age burial urns from a drain trench in Water Lane, the site being 'on the north side of the cattle market, in the middle of the Road where the land rises above the flood line, and immediately opposite the middle house of the first row of cottages on the north side of the lane'.<1><2><3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Serial: The Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 1869. Vol. 9 (Old Series) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society. IV (Old Series). p.18.
  • <2> Serial: 1933. Vol. XIII Antiquaries Journal. Vol. XIII. p.448.
  • <3> Serial: The Prehistoric Society. 1960. Vol. XXVI Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. p.192.

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Record last edited

May 19 2016 10:14AM

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