Monument record MCC4861 - Lion Walk, Colchester


Work on the Roman town was principally concentrated in Insula 36.


Grid reference TL 996 250 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Work on the Roman town was principally concentrated in Insula 36, where a Flavian house sited in the central third of the northern frontage was examined and more work done on the substantial courtyard house occupying the whole of the SE corner of the insula. The defences of the colonia were sectioned; the rampart was thought to date to 150-175AD, the wall was earlier (early C2). A ditch produced C4 pottery; another was not datable. Parts of seven military buildings were excavated. (see also Culver St Site 17348 for military barracks) belonging to the C1AD fortress. <1><2>

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  • <1> DESC TEXT: Crummy, P in Huggins, PJ. 1974. Archaeology in Essex, 1972-3. p6.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Crummy, P. 1984. Colchester Arch Rep 3. p31-92.

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Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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