Monument record MCC2023 - Roman street between Insula 23 and 16, Colchester

Summary

Roman street, aligned N to S between Insula 23 and 16.

Location

Grid reference TM 00023 25297 (point)
Map sheet TM02NW
County ESSEX
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

North-south Roman street between Insula 22 & Insula 23.

During excavations on a site north of Winsley's House and East Lodge (ECC939), possible traces of a north-south Roman street were found 80ft. along the trench. At this point the Roman layers lay immediately on the subsoil at a depth of only 2ft. below the surface.<1><2>

In April 1937, 'a water main laid outside Winsley's House on the High Street showed road metalling beginning opposite the W side of the W window and extending to the centre of the E window. The depth from the surface was about 18". There was dark soil beneath it. The metalling was 8" thick, of large gravel, with some broken brick. A stone wall again appeared, coincident with the N wall of the trench, opposite the E side of the W window of Hill Crest. It continued to the end of this house at least. The depth to the top was over 2ft height at least 18"'.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Unknown. 1963. Colchester SMR file: 'High Street, East Lodge,'64'.
  • <2> DRAWING - PLAN: R.B from Borough architects office. 1963?. Central Health Clinic Colchester - Site Plan.
  • <3> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.69, No 169.

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Record last edited

Dec 13 2016 2:21PM

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