Element record MCC2105 - Roman mosaic, Red Lion Yard, Colchester


Roman mosaic, Red Lion Yard, recorded in 1857.


Grid reference TL 99683 25180 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

In 1857 a very fine piece of mosaic pavement was found in the Red Lion yard while making a drain, about 2ft. underground. The ornamental part was about 25ft square, the drain was cut through it. A drawing by J. Parish is held in the museum and is reproduced in Hull's 'Roman Colchester', PlXXIVB.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 28, No 68, p.196.
  • <2> Serial: British Archaeological Association. 1854. Vol. X (Old Series) Journal of the British Archaeological Association. Old Series Vol. X. JBAA, Vol XI, p.87.

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Jan 24 2017 11:38AM

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