Monument record MCC496 - Roman strip-house, Balkerne Lane, Colchester


Roman strip-house (CAT Building 42) discovered at the Balkerne Lane excavation in 1973-6.


Grid reference TL 99193 25153 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST PETER


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Full Description

During the excavations at Balkerne Lane between 1973-6 (ECC332) a Roman strip-house (CAT Building 42) was discovered. This was one of several buildings (MCC493, MCC494, MCC495) of similar type built along a common frontage outside the west gate of the abandoned Legionary fortress during the early years of the Colonia. It is not clear how far back from the frontage the building extended.

The building had floors and walls of daub. The buildings plan remains unclear as little survived the destruction of the Boudican revolt and subsequent truncation during construction of the town ditch.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. pp.103-105.

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Oct 17 2016 11:11AM

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