Element record MCC717 - Medieval baby burial, CAT Building 28, Lion Walk, Colchester


Medieval baby burial, below Room 3a of (Medieval) CAT Building 28, Site D & G, Lion Walk, recorded during the excavations at Lion Walk between 1971-4.


Grid reference TL 99675 25127 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Room 3a of the medieval stone house at Lion Walk (CAT Building 28) contained the remains of a baby burial in a shallow grave (GF224), about 0.2m below contemporary (i.e. medieval) ground level; the burial is below the room (and predates the room). The burial was without a coffin and lay on its back with its head to the west. The room is dated to Phase 1 of the building, c.1150-1500. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.77.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 23 2017 8:56AM

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