Element record MCC2321 - Roman cremation burial, 15-17 The Avenue, Colchester


Roman cremation (one of two), 15-17 The Avenue, recorded in 1975.


Grid reference TL 98430 24826 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

One of two Roman cremation urns found under the pavement adjacent to 15-17 The Avenue and a bungalow then under construction. The site was visited and the finds collected. The finds spot was noted and part of the north face of the trench sketched. There were two apparent layers: a brown sandy loam topsoil about 0.50m deep which gradually merged with the underlying reddish brown stony sand exposed to a depth of 0.4m (probably natural). The pots lay in the sandy loam about 0.45m from present ground level. According to the workmen the pots were removed from the centre of the 0.70m wide trench although there was no discernible cut in the section.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. p.809.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 27 2016 8:51AM

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