Element record MCC2990 - Roman inhumation with lead coffin liner


Roman lead coffin liner with probable child inhumation.


Grid reference TL 9972 2443 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

An oval cut containing lead coffin liner with iron nails. This grave lies next to MON1077, the possible mausoleum, although the relationship between the two features is unclear. The coffin liner probably contains an inhumation, which is likely to be a child as the width of the liner is only 320mm. The length of the coffin liner could not be established. Large iron nails surrounding it indicate a possible wooden outer coffin and an upright piece of Roman brick at the top of the cut may have formed part of a grave marker. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Evaluation Report: Orr, Kate (CAT). 2004. An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching at Area C1X and Area C2X of the Garrison Urban Village, Colchester, Essex. CAT Report 271, pg 4, 10.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 21 2010 11:40AM

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