Element record MCC714 - Roman baby burial in pit KF367, CAT Building 5, Lion Walk, Colchester


Roman burial of premature baby in a pit near Roman Building 5, Lion Walk, recorded during the excavations at Lion Walk between 1971-4.


Grid reference Centred TL 99679 25073 (0m by 1m)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A premature baby was found buried in a small pit (KF367) at the north end of Building 5. Stratigraphically it was not possible to be certain if the burial belonged to the period of the legionary fortress (Period 1 of Site K, c.AD 44-c.AD 49/55) or the pre-Boudican Colonia (Period 2 of Site K, c.AD 49/55-AD 60/1), but the report states that military context seems less likely for such a burial.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.40.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 23 2017 8:54AM

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