Element record MCC2531 - Roman mosaic, North Station Road, Colchester


Roman mosaic, North Station Road, recorded in 1927.


Grid reference TL 99337 25784 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

In 1927 remains were found along North Station Road. A rubble and cement foundation lay about 12ft. from the west building-line at a depth of about 3ft. When a petrol tank was sunk in Messrs Orfeur's yard, 100ft. from the street front, part of a pavement with geometrical design in black and white was found 6ft below the surface. The mortar bed was red.<1> The pavement was destroyed.<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.241.
  • <2> Serial: The Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 1889. Vol. 3 (New Series) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society. Vol. III. p.129.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 24 2017 3:17PM

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