Monument record MCC407 - St Nicholas' Churchyard, High Street, Colchester
|Grid reference||Centred TL 99787 25186 (38m by 41m)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
Churchyard of St Nicholas. Now demolished (along with the Church) except for small garden containing tombstones to the rear of St Nicholas' House.
Wire notes in his diary, 'The clerk of St. Nicholas observed that in digging graves there it was not uncommon thing to meet with a foundation corresponding to the town wall and which appeared to run N-S. He then named the circumstances that when digging the grave for Mr Gentry it was originally intended to be nine feet deep, but...a lodgement was made in it for the coffin.. it appears to be part of a Roman house'.<1><2>
Engraving print of St Nicholas Church, showing ruins of church from graveyard side (North facing view). <3>
- <1> SCC36 DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 23/12/1842.
- <2> SCC48 Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Ins 29, No 61, p.202.
- <3> SCC375 COLLECTION / PARENT: Greig, J (Mr). 1824. Engraving prints by J. Greig. COLEM1993.32.8.
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Events/Activities (5)
- Event - Survey: 1876 (1:500) Ordnance Survey map of Colchester, 1876 (Ref: ECC40) (ECC40)
- Event - Interpretation: An archaeological desk-based assessment of St Nicholas Square, High Street, Colchester, 2018 (Ref: ECC4253) (ECC4253)
- Field Survey: Memorial Recording for St Nicholas Churchyard, Colchester, 2004 (Ref: ECC3777) (ECC3777)
- Event - Interpretation: Print of St Nicholas Church, Colchester, 1824 (Ref: ECC2043) (ECC2043)
- Event - Interpretation: Wall seen in St Nicholas' graveyard, Culver Street, Colchester, 1842 (Ref: ECC261) (ECC261)
Record last edited
Aug 15 2018 12:22PM