Monument record MCC7042 - Gosbecks Iron Age and Romano-British site - cemetery

Summary

Cemetery at the Gosbecks site.

Location

Grid reference TL 968 223 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX
Civil Parish STANWAY, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Cemetery at the Gosbecks site. Finds include a lead coffin of a child decorated with scallop shells and with a bead and rail design. The burial was partially covered by the use of gypsum and probably dates to the C4 AD, probably to the second half. It was found with a mass of other graves aligned east-west on a later part of the Butt Road site. These had apparently been a double burial with the lead coffin inside a second wood coffin which had rotted away. <1><2>

AP <2>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1977. Roman cemetery excavation reveals a rare find. cutting in SMR.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Cott, Peter J. 1996. ESMR Summary Sheet.
  • <3> AP: unknown. unknown. Gosbecks Roman Temple.
  • <4> DESC TEXT: Cott, Peter J. 1997. Magnetometry Survey report: Gosbecks Romano-Celtic Temple.

Finds (2)

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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