Monument record MCC673 - Roman Barrack Block (CAT Building 6), Site P Lion Walk, Colchester


Roman Legionary barrack building (CAT Building 6), within Legionary barracks, recorded during the major excavations, 1971-4.


Grid reference TL 99685 25082 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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One of six buildings excavated at Lion Walk laid out in a fashion characteristic of Roman legionary barracks (LWC Site P). 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. This building lay in a part of the site which of necessity could only be trenched by machine. From what could be seen in the sides of the trenches, the plinths seemed to have occurred only in the area of the eastern block. After the foundation of the Colonia little can be said about the structure except that it appears to have been burnt in AD 60-61.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.35.

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Oct 17 2016 11:54AM

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