Element record MCC2508 - Roman mosaic, Bear Lane, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99635 25395 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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Wire notes of mosaic pavement in the yard of one Bragg, a Baker in Bear Lane.<1> The discovery was made in 1793, the pavement had a leaf border, and measured about 22 by 17ft, extending beneath a stone wall into the adjoining garden, where it could not be excavated.<2> There is an entry in the museum register 'April 8th 1896, purchased of Thos. Foster of High Street a sketch of a Roman mosaic pavement found in the parish of St Martins in 1794'. The sketch could not be traced.<3>
- <1> SCC48 Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 12, No 25, p.104.
- <2> SCC86 Serial: The Gentleman's Magazine. 1794, Vol xliv, p.801.
- <3> SCC78 Article in serial: Wheeler, R. E. M. and Laver, P. G.. 1919. Roman Colchester. J.R.S. Volume IX page 139. JRS ix, 161.
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Oct 18 2016 8:46AM