Monument record MCC2210 - Roman street between Insula 17 & 25, Balkerne Hill, Colchester


Roman east-west street, between Insula 17 & 25, recorded in 1975.


Grid reference TL 99241 25191 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Roman street metalling was recorded during a watching brief on a 2m deep road trench situated on the line of the south carriageway of the Balkerne Gate. A series of four layers of metalling were observed. These extended from a depth of 1.15m to 1.5m below the surface of the road, south of 'The Hole in the Wall' public house. Beneath the metalling was a thick layer of loamy sand, probably make-up, which continued below the bottom of the trench.<1>

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  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. p.389.

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Oct 26 2016 2:10PM

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