Element record MCC2190 - Roman inhumation burial, Sheepen Grave Group 553, Colchester


Roman burial, Sheepen Grave Group 553, recorded in 1933.


Grid reference TL 98688 25276 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Remains of a skeleton found in Area C in 1933 about 60ft NW of the Kiln Enclosure. Part only of the skull remained and some of the arm and leg bones, but although much of the skeleton was missing, including all the vertebrae, the presence of three large jet beads in position on the chest indicated that the bones had not been disturbed. The depth from the surface was under two feet. No vessels accompanied the internment.<1>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Unknown. Inventory of Grave Groups. No 553.
  • <2> Monograph: Swan, Vivien G.. 1984. The Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain. Supplementary Series 5. p.93 (Plan).

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Oct 26 2016 1:47PM

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