Element record MCC626 - Roman water-tank at Balkerne Hill, Colchester

Summary

Roman water-tank discovered during excavations at Balkerne Lane between 1973-6.

Location

Grid reference TL 9918 2507 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST PETER
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

During excavations at Balkerne Lane between 1973-6 (ECC332), a possible water-tank (CAT feature VF422) was discovered which consisted of a shallow pit lined on the sides and bottom with clay. Inside the lining the tank was 1.0m x 0.7m and 0.25m deep. The tank was probably for feeding stock or as a supply for cultivation of allotments (see MCC473).<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.141.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 14 2016 4:39PM

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