Monument record MCC7527 - Lexden Cemetery

Summary

The cemetery at Lexden, first uncovered in 1938 when a watermain was laid along the west side of Clare Road.

Location

Grid reference TL 975 250 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

Map

Type and Period (3)

Full Description

The cemetery at Lexden, first uncovered in 1938 when a watermain was laid along the west side of Clare Road. This part of the cemetery is all pre-Roman Belgic. Further north a few scattered burials were found, of later date with Gallo-Belgic pottery, the pottery and brooches showing Roman influence. This phase of the cemetery may extend into the Roman period but end about the time of the founding of the colonia. The proximity to the Belgic burials of the 2 Lexden tumuli suggests that this is the main burial area for pre-Roman Colchester. <1> To the north of the Lexden Tumulus around St Clare Road and St Clare Drive an extensive cemetery is attested by at least 14 contemporary flat cremation graves. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Hawkes, CFC and Hull, MR. 1947. Camulodunum. p13, copy in SMR.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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