Element record MCC1948 - Roman mosaic pavement, 60 North Hill, Colchester


Roman mosaic pavement discovered during excavations at 60 North Hill in 1945.


Grid reference Centred TL 99371 25272 (1m by 0m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The remains of a mosaic pavement discovered during excavations at 60 North Hill in 1945 (ECC862). The surround was of large red tesserae, the mosaic panel in the centre having been largely destroyed. A gap in the north east corner of the pavement had been repaired with a cobbling of large pebbles which the excavator took to be medieval in date. The mosaic had been uncovered previously and possibly more than once. It lay less than a foot beneath the surface and had been used as the floor of a 16th-17th century midden heap.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Serial: Colchester Museums. 1944-1947. Colchester Museum Reports 1944-1947. p.22.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Unknown. 1945. SMR file: 60 North Hill.

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Record last edited

Dec 13 2016 2:15PM

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