Monument record MCC2179 - Roman street between Insula 28 & Insula 27, Colchester

Summary

Roman north-south street, between Insula 28 & Insula 27, recorded by Hull (i.e. pre 1958) in a cable trench in Culver Street.

Location

Grid reference TL 99618 25146 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

A trench for a cable, cut to no great depth, in the pavement on the south side of Culver Street, due north of the nave of Trinity Church, was cut through the strong gravel metalling of the Roman Street. The surface was of large pebbles, such as some might term cobbles. The width observed was 18-20ft, but a deeper excavation would probably have made it greater on account of the camber. (Some time later the line was observed in a similar fashion on the other side of the pavement, Hull gives no dates for this records).<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.72, No 99.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 26 2016 1:23PM

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