Element record MCC2039 - Roman tessellated pavement at St Mary's Rectory site, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement discovered at the St Mary's Rectory site, Colchester, in 1965.


Grid reference TL 99279 25108 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

A Roman tessellated pavement discovered during excavations by Colchester Archaeological Group at St Mary's Rectory, Colchester, in 1965 (ECC942). The pavement was laid on a bed of mortar over a clay foundation. The pavement had been repaired in places with white cement. It appeared to have originally spread further to the north. This pavement together with several adjacent walls (MCC2034, MCC2035, MCC2036, MCC2037) and a tessellated pavement (MCC2039) were interpreted by the excavator as belonging to a 4th century 'dwelling house'.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Colchester Archaeological Group. 1966. Colchester Archaeological Group Bulletin 9, part 2. 2. pp.14-25.

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Jan 24 2017 11:26AM

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