Monument record MCC719 - Vineyard Street ('Bere Lane'), Colchester

Summary

c.11th century origin for Vineyard Street or 'Bere Lane'.

Location

Grid reference TL 99867 24998 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL92SE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

East-West street running along the outside of the town wall on the south side of the town. The alignment has now been distorted by the Vineyard Street Car Park.

At the Lion Walk excavations 1971-4, the northern edge of what appeared to have been a gravelled street was found at the south end of Site N. This was probably laid out when the adjacent 11th century ditch was dug and represents the beginning of Vineyard Street.<1> A similar discovery was made at Excavation C (Holbert, 1965; ECC689) at Priory Street and P. Crummy suggests that the two surfaces may represent the origins of Vineyard Street and Priory Street, laid out as one scheme.<2>

Early reference to 'Bere Lane' in 1312, now Vineyard Street in Colchester Court Rolls.<4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.91.
  • <2> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 1: Aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Colchester. 1. p.53.
  • <3> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 1: Aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Colchester. 1. p.79.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Colchester Court Rolls. 1, (1312).

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 22 2017 12:53PM

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