Element record MCC2955 - Roman cremation burial


A disturbed Roman cremation burial found during the 2004 watching brief at Merly House.


Grid reference TL 98543 24751 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Two definite and two probable Roman urned cremation burials were disturbed during the groundworks at Merly House in 2004 (the others are ELM1411-1413).

A disturbed cremation burial was found in one of the trenches dividing the kitchen extension and the swimming pool enclosure. A collection of Roman pottery sherds were recovered, including amphora and flagon sherds. Cremated bone was also recovered, although no grave cut could be seen. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Watching Brief Report: Orr, Kate (CAT). 2005. An archaeological watching brief at Merly House, 21 West Lodge Road, Colchester, Essex, March-June 2004. CAT Report 293, pg 2-5.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 29 2008 12:05PM

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