Element record MCC633 - Late Roman Ditch at Balkerne Hill, Colchester

Summary

Late Roman ditch discovered during excavations at Balkerne Lane between 1973-6.

Location

Grid reference TL 9919 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 substantial late Roman ditch was discovered. The ditch formed the latest and eastern most section of a system of drainage (see MCC630 and MCC632) situated along the south side of the main Colchester to London street (MCC475) and probably drained into the late Roman town ditch (MCC659).<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 4:20PM

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