Element record MCC629 - Roman timber-lined drain, Balkerne Hill, Colchester

Summary

Roman timber-lined drain discovered during excavations at Balkerne Lane between 1973-6

Location

Grid reference TL 9918 2516 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST PETER
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

During excavations at Balkerne Lane between 1973-6 (ECC332) a possible Roman timber-lined drain was discovered which pre-dated the later drainage system (see MCC630-MCC634 and MCC617) along the main Colchester to London Road (MCC475). Traces of the drain were located about 2m north of a strip-house (MCC589) which fronted onto the street. The drain was of uncertain date.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.138.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 14 2016 4:31PM

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