Monument record MCC7857 - Colchester - Berry Field
|Grid reference||TM 00 25 (point) (FCE)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (3)
In 1923 a fine zoomorphic pavement was found and removed to Colchester Museum. <1> <2> The large ppavement was found during digging of a hole for rubbish and was nearly complete. The position was reported innnaccurately, eg, about 30 yards E of Queen Street. Hull gives correct position. The design is complete except for onw corner which has sunk, owing to an earlier pit or well beneath it. A skeleton (believed to be a youngish woman) lay obliquely across the pavement at the extreme NW corner. No further notes were made. Photo of the pavement in source 3. Coins found in this garden include as `as' of Nerva, found in 1766 (reverse as given in Hull not regarded as authentic by Mattingly and Syddenham). The coin is recorded in source 4 and is not in the Gray Collection in Colchester Museum, and is perhaps identical with the one in the British Museum. <3> <4> <5>
A magnetomer and topographic survey was carried out in the grounds of East Hill House. A negative linear anomoly running N-S is possibly a street, revetment, or terrace.<6>
- <1> SEX35621 DESC TEXT: Laver, PG. 1924. Archaeological Notes: Berryfield. NS, Vol 17, part 2, p118.
- <2> SEX10 Artifact: Colchester Museum. unknown. ARTEFACT Col Mus. Acc No 4753.24.
- <3> SEX33867 DESC TEXT: Hull, MR. 1958. Roman Colchester. Vol 3, p16.
- <3> SEX952 DESC TEXT: Archaeologia. unknown. Archaeologia. Vol 3, p16.
- <4> SEX35626 DESC TEXT: Mattingly, H and Sydenham, EA. 1923. The Roman Imperial Coinage. Vol 2, p228.
- <5> SEX2349 Artifact: unknown. unknown. ARTEFACT BM?.
- <6> SEX63084 Geophysical Report: Johnson, A.E.. 2003. East Hill House, Colchester, Essex : Magnetometer (gradiometer) & Topographic survey.
Related Monuments/Buildings (5)
- Parent of: Colchester - Grounds of East Hill House (Monument) (MCC7858)
- Parent of: Colchester - Grounds of East Hill House (Monument) (MCC7859)
- Parent of: Colchester - Grounds of East Hill House (Monument) (MCC7860)
- Part of: Colchester - Grounds of East Hill House (Monument) (MCC7855)
- Part of: Colchester - Grounds of East Hill House (Monument) (MCC7856)
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Record last edited
Nov 3 2015 11:41AM