Monument record MCC2157 - Roman Kiln (No 26), Endsleigh School, Lockhart Avenue, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 98054 25169 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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A Roman kiln was uncovered during initial groundwork for a sewer trench (Southern Outfall Sewer) and new road. The kiln was situated on the playing field of the Endsleigh School and permission was given by the headmaster to excavate. The work was undertaken on behalf of the museum by Miss Bushell with the assistance of Mr. J.B. Baird and others from the school (Colchester kiln 26) Several fragments of human skull were found in the kiln.<1> An annotated Ordnance Survey map in the Museum Resource Centre shows the exact location of a pottery kiln found in 1955.<2> Thought to have been destroyed during the Boudican revolt?<3>
- <1> SCC119 Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1963. The Roman Potters Kilns of Colchester. XXI. pp.157-168.
- <2> SCC291 Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1946. Ordnance Survey Map - 1939 Revision - Essex Sheet XXXVII.2. 1 to 2500.
- <3> SCC565 Serial: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd.. 1999. CAR 10: Roman pottery from excavations in Colchester 1971-1986. CAR 10. p.491.
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Record last edited
Oct 26 2016 11:45AM