Element record MCC470 - Roman well, Middleborough, Colchester

Summary

Roman well investigated during construction work at Middleborough (Cattle Market) in 1979.

Location

Grid reference TL 99282 25571 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST PETER
County ESSEX
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

A watching brief (ECC1289) held during construction work (during the excavation of a large basement on the W side of the site) on the Royal London Insurance building at Middleborough revealed a probable Roman well which was one of three from the site with MCC469 and MCC471. The timber-lined well was very badly damaged with only the bottom stage surviving, set into the natural, water-bearing gravel stratum.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.182 & Fig. 144.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 19 2016 11:48AM

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