Monument record MCC7647 - Area of Royal Grammar School, Colchester


The west cemetery of Roman Colchester, with both inhumation and cremation burials.


Grid reference Centred TL 988 250 (801m by 740m) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (9)

Full Description

The west cemetery of Roman Colchester, with both inhumation and cremation burials. The burials, covering a long time span have been found over a large area, generally on both sides of the Roman road leading out of the Balkerne Gate, as far west as the Avenue. It is difficult now to divide the area into possible separate cemeteries as most of the finds were made last century and formed part of large collections which were badly catalogued or split up. At least one burial area was contained within a wall and traces of large funerary monuments are known from the walled cemetery and from West Lodge. Tile tombs, lead and stone coffins and other built tombs have been found all over the area. See also TL92-144, site _____, as burials continue across Lords Lands. <1> <2> Other refs. <3> <4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TL92NE2.38, 1960.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: Hull, MR. 1958. Roman Colchester. p253-4.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1939. 1:2500.

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Record last edited

Feb 19 2018 3:01PM

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