Element record MCC2769 - Undated Inhumation burial, former Meeanee & Hyderabad Barracks, Colchester


Undated inhumation from Trench A10 (Area A) defined during evaluation in 2002 at Colchester Garrison Alienated Land Area A1 (former Meeanee & Hyderabad Barracks), Mersea Road, Colchester.


Grid reference TL 99956 24362 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Trench A10 (Area A), contained a group of stratified features consisting of a probably Roman inhumation burial (AF1002) cut by a post-medieval ditch (AF1001). Although ditch AF1001 contained Roman material, the quantity of post-medieval material in its fill dates it to the post-medieval period. There was also a Roman pit (AF1006), a Roman ditch (AF1004), a post-medieval post-hole (AF1003) and a modern pit (AF1005). The Roman features were sealed by a sequence of dumped modern material.

Burial AF1002 consisted of a partial human skeleton, whose bones were in a poor condition with most surfaces being heavily eroded. Limited evidence suggests that the individual was a mature adult, possibly in old age, and may have been male, although this is unconfirmed.<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, pp.14 & 19.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 16 2016 1:04PM

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