Monument record MCC544 - Post-Boudican Roman building, Balkerne Hill, Colchester


Post-Boudican Roman building (CAT Building 48) discovered at Balkerne Hill during excavations in 1973-6.


Grid reference TL 99184 25141 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST PETER


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Full Description

During excavations at Balkerne Lane in 1973-6 (ECC332) a Roman building (CAT Building 48) dated to between 60/61 AD and c.AD 150 was discovered fronting onto the main street (MCC475). Very little is known about the building except that it was probably a strip-house similar in construction to MCC543. A roughly north-south daub wall probably formed a party wall between this building and the one to the north-east (MCC545). and various shallow slots point to the position of framed walls. A baby burial was found near the east wall of the building (see MCC592).<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.119.

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Oct 18 2016 8:05AM

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