Monument record MCC2357 - Roman road, running north from Duncan's Gate, Colchester

Summary

Roman Road, north from Duncan's Gate, recorded in 1930.

Location

Grid reference TM 0059 2487 (point)
Map sheet TM02SW
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Roman road likely to have run north from Duncan's Gate, despite this not having been in use for much of Roman period. The alignment is unclear and the two entries below could refer to separate or later roads.

In May 1930, gravel resembling road metalling was observed 30 yards east of the Castle park boundary and 60 yards north of Duncan’s gate. Its surface was much broken by pits containing human bones.<1><2>

P.G. Laver noted road metal, at the Colne in line with Duncan's Gate, which he took to indicate a ford.<3><4> See sketch map and note.<5>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Serial: Colchester Museums. 1933. Colchester Museum Reports 1925-1933. 1925-1933. 1931, p.7.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.11.
  • <3> DIARY: Laver, P. G.. 1916-1940. P.G. Laver's Diary. 22/04/1923.
  • <4> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.11.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Roman Colchester II: Extramural and Walls. II.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 2 2017 4:04PM

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