Element Group record MCC2502 - Roman cremation burial group, Beverley Road, Colchester


Roman burial group found close to the tombstone of Longinus, recorded in 1928 and 1934.


Grid reference TL 98589 24840 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Burial group found close to the tombstone of Longinus but no evidence that it was the actual burial. Three vessels of form 278, two of which were found in 1928 (COLEM 1928.259) and the third, which may possibly have stood apart from the others in 1934 (COLEM 1934.47).<1>

Two further (possible) disturbed Roman cremations burials were defined by CAG during investigations between 1996-98, one on the north and one on the south side of the road MCC10057.<2> F9 appears from the drawing to have comprised a broken grey pot, a grey platter (as lid), bone and (inter alia)
egg shell. The pottery was identified as comprising a Cam 21 Gallo Belgic Platter with red grog, and a Cam 270B LSJ possibly with organic temper, and some grog , dated to Early-Mid 1st/Mid 1st Century AD.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Unknown. Inventory of Grave Groups. No 304.
  • <2> Excavation archive: Mallinson, John, Benfield, Stephen, Hardy, Denise & Matthews, Michael J.. 2012. Report on the 1928 and 1996 Longinus excavations.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 16 2016 11:03AM

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