Monument record MCC692 - Building 22, Site B Lion Walk, Colchester

Summary

Roman building with cellar (CAT Building 22), recorded during the major excavations, 1971-4.

Location

Grid reference TL 9970 2510 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The principal part examined of CAT building 22 was the cellar, this was situated on the street frontage and was of two phases. The first consisted of a burnt timber floor sealing a series of pits. One of these pits (BF248) contained the bones of at least two babies. The burnt floor was cut by two more pits which thus post-dated the fire. Then followed a mortar floor which in turn was cut by pits for three votive pots. The western pot contained the bones of three puppies. The principal dating evidence for the cellar consists of a few sherds of Flavian samian below the burnt floor, 2nd century samian associated with the floor itself, and in the cellar backfill, ten well stratified coins the latest of which was minted in 330-5. The absence of later pottery suggests that the demolition is unlikely to post-date c.350.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. pp.66-68.

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Record last edited

Oct 14 2016 1:54PM

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