Element record MCC2308 - Roman cremation burial, Vint Crescent, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 98283 24893 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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One of ten cremations recovered from Vint Crescent.
A large fine house, known as St Mary's Lodge occupied the land now taken up by Vint Crescent. On 24/2/1848 Alderman Vint reported, "I have been trenching the paddock near my house and…have several Roman urns discovered by my labourers; the last makes the tenth, I believe, most of them broken; the contents of nearly all were similar to those usually found here, burnt and partly burnt human bones…the sizes vary from 6 to 11" high. The first one was…enclosed in a cist…of Roman tiles of which two are quite perfect, 11 1/4" by 16 by 2 2/4 ". The others are much broken...There is also something like a foundation near where this urn was found."<1><2>
- <1> SCC114 Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Roman Colchester II: Extramural and Walls. II. p.64.
- <2> SCC275 Serial: British Archaeological Association. 1843. Vol. III Journal of the British Archaeological Association. Vol. III. p.57.
- <3> SCC226 Index: Essex County Council. 1972. Colchester SMR (computer). 11980.
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Record last edited
Oct 27 2016 8:41AM