Monument record MCC2874 - Roman building (CAT building 174), Angel Yard, High Street, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99631 25257 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
Excavated nearly totally. Consisted of a north-south wing extending some 35m back from the structure fronting onto the High Street, although the early phases of the latter had been largely destroyed by a later cellar. Four main building phases were identified, with the later phases of timber-framed construction surviving until demolition during redevelopment. The extensive wing of the building backed onto the alleyway to the west and also faced eastwards onto a yard area.
Several shallow foundations were observed to the south of the site, both beneath the High Street pavement in service trenches <1> and more recently under the High Street itself.<2> They were of stone-and-mortar construction and showed a marked coincidence with modern property boundaries. Although previously interpreted as Roman, they must now be viewed on stratigraphical grounds as medieval or later.
For further information please see full text.<3>
- <1> SCC48 Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.159.
- <2> SCC101 Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. p.810.
- <3> SCC49 Article in serial: Shimmin, Don and Carter, G. (CAT). 1996. Excavations at Angel Yard, High Street, Colchester, 1986 and 1989. p.42.
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Record last edited
Dec 20 2016 4:17PM