Element record MCC2794 - Roman cremation burial, Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 98753 24794 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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There were two cremation burials inside the hexagon, four between the hexagon and the outer wall, and none beyond the outer wall. None had intact cremation urns. Three had parts of urns, and were probably disposed after deposition. The others had no urns. The burials, as excavated, varied greatly in their content and condition. The pot sherds in the burial cuts are consistently 3rd and 4th century in date and were stratigraphically too high to belong to phase 2, which would pre-date the temple-tomb.
One of the burials had been placed almost exactly centrally in the circular space within the hexagon, which may have been a primary burial.<1>
- <1> SCC831 Watching Brief Report: Brooks, Howard (CAT). 2006. A Roman temple-tomb at Colchester Royal Grammar School, 6 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex. August-September 2005. CAT Report 345.
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Record last edited
Dec 19 2016 12:54PM