Element record MCC2454 - Roman cremation burial, Mill Place, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99262 24763 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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A number of urns recorded by Wire, only one record created.
In the mid-nineteenth century a row of houses stood north of Butt Mill and facing east to Butt Road. They were known as 'Mill Place' and the field behind them was worked for many years as a sand pit. Being on a rich Roman burial ground the works received great attention from William Wire. In Wire's County Illustrations there are two manuscript plans of finds made at Mill Place and in the field west of it, and on one of these plans is marked 'Kiln made of old materials, full of fragments'. There seems to be no mention of this in his text. The same plan has a mark under the middle of the front fence of Mill Place, on the west margin of Butt Road, against which is written 'circular cist nearly full of urns, most of which were broken by the workmen when taking down the bank'. <1>
- <1> SCC119 Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1963. The Roman Potters Kilns of Colchester. XXI. pp.2-3.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Oct 21 2016 8:07AM