Element Group record MCC2355 - Roman tip, Playhouse Theatre, St John's Street, Colchester


Roman tip, recorded in 1928.


Grid reference TL 99463 24966 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


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Full Description

Observations made when the Playhouse Theatre and warehouse were built in 1928 showed that 'to a depth of eight feet over most of the site the soil consisted entirely of Roman tip, containing pottery, animal bones, oyster shells and other remains'. Pottery was particularly abundant on the theatre site. There was Roman pottery in the top-soil and practically no medieval.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.255, No 125.
  • <2> Serial: Colchester Museums. 1933. Colchester Museum Reports 1925-1933. 1925-1933. 1929, p.29.

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Oct 27 2016 9:16AM

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