Element record MCC2394 - Roman oven, 5 Balkerne Gardens, Colchester


Roman oven discovered during excavations at 5 Balkerne Gardens in 1965.


Grid reference TL 99336 25212 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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A Roman oven or furnace was discovered during excavations at 5 Balkerne Gardens (now Parsley House) in 1965 (ECC659). The oven consisted of a small, rectangular tiled hearth surrounded by stake holes which were probably the remains of a domed wattle and daub superstructure. The clay floor of the surrounding area had been baked hard and in one trench numerous pieces of slag were found on the floor suggesting that the oven may in fact have been a small smith's furnace. The oven was one of three (see also MCC2393 and MCC2395).<1>

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  • <1> Article in serial: Dunnett, B.R.K.. 1971. Excavations in Colchester, 1964-8. Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society Vol. 3, Part 1. p.51.

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Dec 8 2016 3:51PM

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