Element record MCC2958 - Possible Roman cremation burial


Possible Roman cremation burial found at Merly House in 2004.


Grid reference TL 98538 24752 (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 ELM1410-1412).

The second possible cremation burial consisted of a small grey ware jar and three iron nails found while excavating the pit for the swimming pool, at a depth of 1.2m below ground level. No cremated bone was found but considering the type of pot and its location, this sees likely to have been part of a cremation burial which has been moved. <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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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 29 2008 12:06PM

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