Element record MCC491 - Roman timber-lined well, Butt Road, Colchester


Roman feature interpreted as a timber-lined well, recorded in excavations between 1976-9.


Grid reference TL 99296 24791 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


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Full Description

At the Butt Road excavation, a timber lined pit was excavated, BF119, 2.25m in diameter at the top. At the bottom of the pit, at 2m, was a timber lined shaft. This was excavated to a depth of 1m, and augured another 1m with no change of fill being apparent. Evidence of external battens used in the construction of the shaft were found. The feature was interpreted as a timber lined well. Dating was poor, placed between 1st century AD - AD 320.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1993. CAR 9:Excavations of Roman and later cemeteries, churches and monastic sites in Colchester, 1971-8. 9. pp.12-13.

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Record last edited

Oct 17 2016 11:13AM

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