Element record MCC2182 - Roman ditch, Gurney Benham House, Colchester


Roman ditch, Gurney Benham House, Colchester County High School for Girls, recorded in 1955.


Grid reference TL 9787 2464 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


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Full Description

In 1955, a sewer trench was cut southwards from Lexden Road across the E. half of the 'Roman camp' at Gurney Benham House, conjectured by Rex Hull in 'Roman Colchester'. There was no ditch on either the N or S side of the 'camp'. Instead, a smaller ditch, possibly the eastern of a pair recorded previously, was found running E-W in the SE corner of field 1225 (see MCC2171).<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.273.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 26 2016 1:32PM

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