Element Group record MCC3017 - Roman ?burials, Colchester High School, 17 Wellesley Road, Colchester


Possible Roman cremation and inhumation burial, recorded in 2006.


Grid reference TL 9900 2481 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

One straight-sided square or rectangular pit was uncovered which may be a possible inhumation burial. Unfortunately, no human bone survived but a previous evaluation on the site uncovered a Roman inhumation (MCC3018). Finds from this pit included Roman pottery and tile and animal bone, as well as an earlier Neolithic flint arrowhead. Part of a Roman jar was uncovered which may represent a displaced urn from a cremation burial.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> EXCAV REPORT: Orr, Kate (CAT). 2006. An archaeological excavation and watching brief at Colchester High School, 17 Wellesley Road, Colchester, Essex. CAT Report 373, p.3, 14.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 12 2017 8:44AM

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