Monument record MCC2303 - Roman pottery kiln (No 4), Hospital Lane, Colchester


Roman pottery kiln (No 4), Hospital Lane, recorded in 1855.


Grid reference TL 98930 24987 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


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Full Description

On 19th March 1855 Wire wrote in his diary, 'Mr Thomas Fenton informs me that some years ago two potter's kilns of the Romans were discovered in the ground where Dr Maclean resides immediately opposite the hospital'. The house meant is that on the west corner of Hospital Lane, now (1961) occupied by Dr R. Sauvan Smith, and its garden formerly extended 55yards westwards along Lexden Road.<1>

See also MCC2302.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1963. The Roman Potters Kilns of Colchester. XXI. p.2.

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Record last edited

Oct 27 2016 8:33AM

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