Monument record MCC7046 - Gosbecks Farm


A kiln site in a large field to the west of the temple, the field bordering on the Maldon Road.


Grid reference TL 966 222 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A kiln site in a large field to the west of the temple, the field bordering on the Maldon Road. Vague signs on the AP which suggested a Roman house on the top of a knoll near the road were unfounded. Attention was concentrated further south where the plough had turned up incineration burials. Little or nothing of anything of this nature was found but a small pit with traces of fire contained exclusively La Tene III pottery. From a point further north buried under 4 feet of waterwashed soil lay the remains of an oven, the walls made of broken tile. Investigation of a mound to the south of the temple produced only a small amount of pottery which included some Belgic material. <1>

AP <2>

A magnetic survey of the 13ha scheduled site which includes the enclosure believed to be Cunobelins farmstead has revealed a comlpex pattern of ditches which suggests that the site was in use over a long period of time. No definite evidence was found for the position of the entrance to the farmstead enclosure or for any structures within the enclosure.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- DESC TEXT: Black, A and Black, D. 2008. Gosbeck's Iron Age and Romano British Site, Colchester.
  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1950. Gosbecks Farm, Colchester. copy in SMR.
  • <2> AP: unknown. unknown. Gosbecks Roman Temple.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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