Monument record MCC467 - Medieval building (CAT Building 181), 42 Crouch Street, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99100 24945 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (3)
(Part of) Large east-west building of 13th century or later date (Part of the house of Crouched Friars?). The building extended for at least 12m E to W, it was defined by two foundations 6.5m apart with a probable range of rooms, 3.0m wide to the south. No definite floors were uncovered. The foundations were shallow, of stone and mortar with a few peg-tile fragments and layers of gravel. The shallowness of the foundation suggested that the building had been disturbed by later terracing. The inclusion of peg-tile in the foundations suggests a 13th century or later date. The date of demolition is unknown. Only limited excavation of the foundations was possible following clearance of modern rubble.<1>
Subsequent investigation by Colchester Archaeological Trust to the east at 38-40 Crouch Street defined, almost certainly, the east end of the same building, and strongly suggests these are the remains of the church of the Crouched Friars.<2>
- <1> SCC106 Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1993. CAR 9:Excavations of Roman and later cemeteries, churches and monastic sites in Colchester, 1971-8. 9. pp.249-252.
- <2> SCC72679 EXCAV REPORT: Benfield, S. and Brooks, H.. 2007. Crouched Friars: the medieval church structure and its associated cemetery. 38-40 Crouch Street, Colchester: January-April 2007. CAT report 434.
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Record last edited
Oct 19 2016 11:44AM