Monument record MCC7090 - Triple Dyke, north of Lexden Road


A narrow section was excavated across Triple Dyke, c.200m to the north of Lexden Road, by C.F.C. Hawkes and the Colchester Archaeological Group in 1961.


Grid reference Centred TL 963 253 (112m by 51m) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A secction excavated across Triple Dyke, 122 feet (37.2m) across the three ditches, by C.F.C. Hawkes in 1961. There was no surviving evidence of the banks. Fifteen iron hobnails were apparently discovered in the fill of the central ditch.<4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> MENTION: Colchester Museum. unknown. MENTION Col Mus. 6" map.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: unknown. unknown. Catalogue of Excavations and Observations. no.27.
  • <4> Serial: Hawkes, Christopher, F. C. & Crummy, Philip. 1995. CAR 11: Camulodunum II. 11. pp.55-61.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 11 2019 9:06AM

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