Monument record MCC614 - Roman building, Balkerne Hill, Colchester


Roman building discovered during excavations at Balkerne Lane in 1973-6.


Grid reference TL 99160 25174 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST PETER


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Full Description

During excavations at Balkerne Lane between 1973-6 (ECC332), a Roman building of two-phases was discovered which replaced an earlier building (MCC612) on the same site. The party wall between this building and an adjacent one to the north-east (MCC615) was built on a mortar foundation. Along the south side of the two buildings was a footway which had two slots cut into it, possibly for joists to support a timber floor. The floors of the building were mainly gravelled.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. pp.135-137.

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Oct 17 2016 8:52AM

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