Element record MCC635 - Roman Child Inhumation Burial, Balkerne Hill, Colchester

Summary

Roman child inhumation in a lead coffin, discovered during excavations at Balkerne Lane in 1973-6.

Location

Grid reference TL 99192 25105 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST PETER
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

During excavations at Balkerne Lane in 1973-6 (ECC332), a Roman child inhumation was discovered lying in a lead coffin within a late Roman sand extraction pit. The burial was not in its original position but had been disturbed in antiquity and reburied in the sand pit.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. pp.143-144.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 14 2016 4:14PM

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