Element record MCC2790 - ?Medieval inhumation at 38-40 Crouch Street, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99121 24955 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
The trial-hole in Trench 2 was extended to a depth of 1.8m below the modern ground-level by machine. At this point, well-preserved limb bones from at least one inhumation were encountered, apparently stratified within the lower part of the ‘dark earth’. It was not possible to record these in any details, and the trench was immediately backfilled.<1>
Although no dating evidence was recovered, the human remains were probably medieval in date and belonged to a cemetery associated with the house of Crouched Friars. However, they contrasted with the shallow burials excavated in 1988.<2>
- <1> SCC830 Evaluation Report: Shimmin, Don (CAT). 2004. An archaeological evaluation at 38-40 Crouch Street, Colchester, Essex, July 2004. CAT Report 277, p.3.
- <2> SCC101 Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. p.854.
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Record last edited
Dec 19 2016 12:43PM