Monument record MCC7092 - Section across Roman road, Iron Latch Lane, Stanway


A section was excavated across the line of potential Roman road (defined by aerial photography) at Iron Latch Lane, Stanway, in 1936.


Grid reference Centred TL 953 255 (113m by 107m) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Section across Roman road at Iron Latch Lane, Stanway.<1><2>

Hull records, 'In 1936 a section (fig. 2, ii) was cut 160 yards SE. of the bridge, at right angles to this line. The subsoil is red gravel, with reddish or brownish clayey loam on top. The band which appears on the air-photograph is associated with two layers of a very different nature. White loam takes the place of the red or brown loam over a width of 25 ft., and upon it lies a band of gravel, up to 6 in. thick, extending about 5 ft. farther than the white loam at each side. The loam was very white at the west side, where there may have been a small ditch, the filling the same as the brown loam, but not so compact. This is clearly a Roman road, but never truly ditched and perhaps never banked. The 35-ft. width of the gravel may be partly due to ploughing-down.'<1>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.12 & Fig. 2.II.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: unknown. unknown. Catalogue of Excavations and Observations. no.34.

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Record last edited

Jan 22 2018 3:09PM

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