Element Group record MCC2910 - Possible Roman cremation burials, north of Gosbecks, Colchester


Series of possible cremation burials represented by cremated bone and vessel fragments, recorded during Site C excavations in advance of the construction of Cunobelin Way (and the housing estate to the north), north of Gosbecks Archaeological Park, in 1995-6.


Grid reference TL 96906 22938 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


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A number of disturbed features on the northern half of Site C during the 1995-6 excavations to the north of Gosbecks may represent further cremation burials (see MCC2907, MCC2908 and MCC2909 for probable cremations from the site). Fragments of vessels were found, along with cremated bone which is likely to be human.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> EXCAV REPORT: Benfield, Stephen (CAT). 2008. Excavations of Late Iron Age and Roman features and a Roman road north of Gosbecks Archaeological Park, Colchester, Essex 1995-1996. CAT report 127, p.9 & Fig. 14.

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Dec 20 2016 10:26AM

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