Element Group record MCC3131 - Group of Roman features at St Helena School, Colchester


Roman features were defined by trial-trenched evaluation within the internal area (precinct or temenos) of Colchester Temple II.


Grid reference TL 9883 2584 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Four trial trenches located within the interior of the precinct (temenos) of Colchester Temple II defined Roman remains, comprising gravel surfaces/compacted gravel L3 in trenches T1, T2 and T4, a dump of Roman ceramic building material L4 in T1 (the stratigraphic relationship between L3 and L4 is not discussed in the report), and three Roman pits (F1, F2 and F3) all in T4. (Note that one of these (F3) could be the terminal of a ditch.). Pit F1 contained a group of five coins, representing a small hoard or purse group dated c. AD 43-64, which pre-dates the construction of the temple in the late 1st or early 2nd century AD. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Evaluation Report: Holloway, B. and Brooks, H.. 2013. An archaeological trial-trenching evaluation at St Helena School, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex. CAT report 699.

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Record last edited

Aug 11 2015 9:55AM

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