Monument record MCC668 - Roman Barrack Block (CAT Building 1), Lion Walk, Colchester


Roman Legionary barrack building (CAT Building 1), within Legionary barracks, recorded during the major excavations, 1971-4.


Grid reference TL 99690 25023 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

One of six buildings excavated at Lion Walk laid out in a fashion characteristic of Roman legionary barracks. The material used to construct the superstructure of the principal walls was sandy daub laid in the form of sub-dried blocks. These were placed over timber ground-plates which rested along the tops of the mortared plinths. Only part of the north wall was uncovered. This had been robbed in the early post-Boudican period, the robber trench being LF285.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. pp.31-92.

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Oct 14 2016 2:49PM

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