Element Group record MCC2174 - Roman road or yard, Church Street North, Colchester


Roman road or yard, Head Street / Church Street North junction, recorded in 1936.


Grid reference TL 99390 25122 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

In 1936, a trench for a water main was cut along the west kerb of Head Street, and the appearance of a street running E-W was noticed at the east end of Church Street North. The section shown begins 13ft south of the south kerb of the latter street. Hull comments, 'The position is 90ft north of the expected line. If a road at all, it is possibly not a town street, but one of the several 18ft roads which have been found outside the walls, and which seem to have been laid down before the colonia was planned.'<1> Could be a yard or street from the Legionary Fortress?

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M.R.. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.69, No 169.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 26 2016 1:07PM

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