Element record MCC2370 - Roman drain through Town Wall, St James' Church, Colchester


Roman vaulted drain through Town Wall at St James' Church, recorded in 1958.


Grid reference TM 00189 25248 (point)
Map sheet TM02NW


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Hull records, 'only a few feet south of East Hill, the Roman wall is pierced by an opening with a double ringed arch of tiles. It is 11ft above the present ground level (to inner crown of vault). The lower part is covered by a modern stone apron and has never been examined. The opening is 2ft wide. It is the outfall of a drain.'<1>

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  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.45, plXIa.

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Oct 27 2016 9:51AM

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