Element record MCC2386 - Roman tessellated pavement, Castle Park, Colchester

Summary

Roman tessellated pavement discovered in Castle Park between 1927/8.

Location

Grid reference TL 99991 25486 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

A Roman tessellated pavement discovered during excavations in Castle Park between 1927/8. The pavement was laid on clay with no trace of mortar bedding. It measured 14ft. north-south by 16ft. east-west but was incomplete on the west side. It lay only 18in. from the surface and a brick floor was found 6in. beneath it. The walls which surrounded the pavement could not be found.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.91 (151).

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2016 10:19AM

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