Monument record MCC2254 - Bastion, part of 1648 Parliamentarian siege works, Colchester


Parliamentarian Civil War siege works.


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Full Description

Civil War Bastion, part of 1648 Parliamentarian siege works.<1><2>

Excavations in 1955, directed by A.F. Hall, on the supposed site of a Civil War siege fort revealed gravel metalling at TL 98702508 and the ditches of a possible Roman road running towards the Balkerne Gate, but were generally inconclusive.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Unknown, reproduced by W. Keymer (Printer). 1648. A Diary & Plan of the Siege of Colchester by the Parliamentary Forces.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Mabbitt, John. 1998. Colchester's Civil War siege works; an archaeological survey.. 13.
  • <3> Serial: Colchester Archaeological Group. 1958. Colchester Archaeological Group Bulletin 1, part 4. 4.

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Record last edited

Oct 26 2016 3:10PM

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