Monument record MCC2598 - Late Iron Age Camulodunum, Colchester


Late Iron Age Territorial Oppidum.


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No mapped location recorded.

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The Late Iron Age Settlement of Camulodunum. Translation 'The fortress of the war god Camulos'. An extensive area, bounded by a curvilinear dyke system to the west, the Roman River to the South and the Colne River to the north. The area encloses twelve square miles, within which were a number of activity zones; a Royal farmstead at Gosbecks, burial areas at Lexden and Colchester Cemetery and a manufacturing and trading area at Sheepen.<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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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 26 2017 9:04AM

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