Element record MCC2958 - Possible Roman cremation burial
|Grid reference||TL 98538 24752 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
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>
- <1> SCC780 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.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Aug 29 2008 12:06PM