Element record MCC2640 - Urn, Meanee Barracks


Urn, Meanee Barracks


Grid reference TL 9994 2451 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Almost complete hand made cinerary urn 'of Iron Age A or Saxon date' coarse brown ware, containing a few burnt bones. Found when sinking a water-tank 24/3/1938 in the north-west corner of Meanee Barracks, 15 yards from north and 14 yards from west boundary of the yard. A note in the accession register states ' It is not now clear whether these measurements were (or could) be taken from the outer boundary of the property, perhaps more probably from the inner face of the surrounding buildings' <1> A complete pot containing at least fourteen fragments of cremated human bone was discovered in the north west corner of the Meanee Barracks on 24th March 1938. The pot is unburnished and grass tempered and is most likely to be of 6th or 7th century date <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> LIST: Colchester Museums. 1941-1961. Colchester Museum Accession Register 1941-1961. COLEM1951.55.
  • <2> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 1: Aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Colchester. 1. p14.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 2 2001 12:00AM

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