Element record MCC2767 - Roman pit, Colchester Garrsion PFI site (Site B), Colchester


Roman pit dated to the early to mid 2nd century AD uncovered in Trench B6 (Area B), recorded by 2002 evaluation.


Grid reference TL 99716 24603 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Trench B6 (Area B) contained a Roman pit BF605/BF613 which contained a group of Roman pottery dated to the early to mid 2nd century AD. The Roman material from adjacent pits BF603-BF604 included sherds from the same carrot amphora as appears in BF605, so some cross-cutting of features is evident here. It is also noteworthy that apart from Roman brick and tile from this trench, there is also a piece of septaria and a tesserae. Roman building debris from Trench B6 weighs 1.62kg; not a substantial group, but perhaps indicative of the proximity to the Roman town or extra-mural buildings in the area.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> 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, p.17, Figs. 2 & 5.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 19 2016 9:56AM

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