Monument record MCC356 - Post-Boudican Roman Building (CAT Building 137), the Gilberd School, Colchester


Post-Boudican Roman building was discovered at the Gilberd School Site in 1984-5.


Grid reference TL 99256 25277 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST PETER


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During the Gilberd School excavations in 1984-5, the traces of a post-Boudican Roman building (CAT Building 137) were recovered. The location of the building was identified from five, 12th to 13th century robber trenches which cut a midden layer and large pit both of late first century date (see MCC341). The robber trenches appeared to have been dug out for the stone-and-mortar foundations of one or more buildings. Only Room 1 was available for excavation and despite being badly disturbed appeared to have had an opus signinum floor resting on a rubble make-up layer. To the north of Room 1 a layer of septaria fragments may have formed a yard surface. To the north of the area, further remains were seen in a contractors trench, close to the east-west street frontage (MCC349). These included three more robber trenches, an oven (MCC341) and a mortar floor.<1>

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  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. p.136.

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Jan 25 2017 12:04PM

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