Element record MCC471 - Roman well, Middleborough, Colchester


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


Grid reference TL 99286 25577 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST PETER
County 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 along with MCC469 and MCC470. The timber-lined well was very badly damaged with only the bottom stage surviving, set into the natural, water-bearing gravel stratum. The well appears to have encroached onto the street (MON299) but the exact relationship between the two was unclear.<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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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 19 2016 11:49AM

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