Find Spot record MCC665 - Finds from Osborne Street, Colchester


Roman - Late Medieval finds, Coins, tokens, pottery, clay pipes, glass, tile and organic finds from excavations at Osborne Street, 1988-89.


Grid reference TL 99879 24877 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Please refer to excavation report for tile, glass, pottery, clay pipes, coins and tokens. In the Period 3b (c.1500-1650) dump/topsoil AL40 part of a graffito ware vessel, dated to c.1400, bearing an incomplete inscription including the word 'potter' was found. Although by this period a surname need not necessarily match an occupation, there is a strong possibility that this is the signature of the potter himself. No evidence of pottery manufacture was found at Osborne Street, but there was a kiln about 200 yards to the south-east.<1>

Over 300 leather scraps were recovered derived from contexts ranging in date from Roman to modern, as waterlogged conditions were present onsite. Pieces from the 12th-13th century suggest a nearby shoe-maker's workshop.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Article in serial: Shimmin, Don (CAT). 1994. Excavations at Osborne Street, Colchester. Volume 25, pp.46-59. pp.57-59.

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Oct 14 2016 2:55PM

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