Element record MCC2121 - ?Anglo-Saxon inhumation burial, Castle Park, Colchester


?Anglo-Saxon burial, Castle Park, recorded in 1892.


Grid reference TL 99799 25375 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

One of five (Hull states that Laver's notebook records 'many') inhumation burials found in 1892 on a red concrete Roman floor in the north-west corner of the Temple of Claudius Precinct, in Castle Park. Described by Laver as almost certainly Anglo-Saxon in date, although there were no datable finds.<1><2><3>

Hull states, 'Of the skeletons Laver records they were five (in the notebook 'many'), laid side by side, the feet alternately east and west. The heads were protected by pieces of Roman tile laid on either side, with another laid across the top. There were no objects deposited with them. They showed no trace of violence.'<2>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Serial: The Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 1906. Vol. 9 (New Series) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society. Vol. IX. p.122.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.179.
  • <3> Monograph: Gascoyne, Adrian and Radford, David. 2013. Colchester. Fortress of the War God. An Archaeological Assessment. p.182.

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Jan 24 2017 11:40AM

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