Element record MCC2761 - Roman cremation burials, Garrison Sports Field, Abbey Field, Colchester


Roman cremations recorded during construction of Garrison Sports Field in 1925.


Grid reference TL 99476 24374 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Roman burials found on Garrison Sports Field.<1><2>
In 1925 P.G. Laver recorded around 28 burials located directly west of the garrison football field and SE of the circular road north. A map in the Laver Papers plots these although not to scale and a traced copy of this is bound into Hulls notes.<3> CAT Report 206 (Fig. 10) includes a map showing the positions of these cremations.<4>

The area is now the garrison athletics track and the south eastern edge of the rugby pitch.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.296, No 200.
  • <2> Index: Essex County Council. 1972. Colchester SMR (computer). SMR 13199.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Hull, M. Rex. Roman Colchester II: Extramural and Walls. II. pink map AF16.
  • <4> Evaluation Report: Brooks, Howard (CAT). 2002. An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching on Areas A, B, D, GJ H, J, N, V and YP at Colchester Garrison PFI site, Colchester, Essex. CAT Report 206, Fig. 10.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 19 2016 8:20AM

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