Element record MCC2122 - ?Anglo-Saxon inhumation burial, Castle Park, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99802 25374 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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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>
- <1> SCC128 Serial: The Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 1906. Vol. 9 (New Series) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society. Vol. IX. p.122.
- <2> SCC48 Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.179.
- <3> SCC72824 Monograph: Gascoyne, Adrian and Radford, David. 2013. Colchester. Fortress of the War God. An Archaeological Assessment. p.182.
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Record last edited
Jan 24 2017 11:39AM