Monument record MCC2597 - Late Iron Age defended settlement or oppidum at Sheepen, Colchester


Late Iron Age Manufacturing and Trading Settlement, part of Camulodunum.


Grid reference TL 9830 2553 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Large defended settlement dating to the Late Iron Age located on Sheepen Hill, bounded by a defensive dyke and the River Colne. Evidence has been recovered for manufacturing and minting of coins here, also large quantities of traded Roman goods have been found on the site. Apparently a specialised defended zone within the larger defended area of Camulodunum.<1>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Hawkes, C.F.C. and Hull, M.R.. 1947. Camulodunum: First Report on the Excavations at Colchester 1930-1939.
  • <2> Serial: Hawkes, Christopher, F. C. & Crummy, Philip. 1995. CAR 11: Camulodunum II. 11.

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Jan 26 2017 9:03AM

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