Element record MCC2151 - Footway or path along the west side of Insula 11, Colchester


Roman footway or path discovered, in 1939 or earlier, along the western edge of Insula 11 next to a north-south Roman street (east of North Hill).


Grid reference Centred TL 9950 2534 (1m by 8m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A Roman gravelled path or footway discovered during excavations by C.A. Winkles in 1939 and earlier. The path was situated to the east of a north-south street (MCC760) at a depth of 5ft. which corresponds with the general levels of adjacent building remains to the east. Hull notes, 'this path may be part of the same street or of the house' and that the area of metalling discovered in Mr Frost's garden in 1920 (see ECC956) may have been part of the path ' and not the street at all'.<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. pp.103-104.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Roman Colchester: Walls and Within.

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Record last edited

Oct 26 2016 11:25AM

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