Monument record MCC7907 - Colchester - Long Wyre Street


Site excavated 1978.


Grid reference TL 998 250 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

Site excavated 1978. Post-Roman buildings and pits ranging in date from C12-C19, survived only at the rear of the site. <1> <3> Excavations carried out in 1979. The earliest medieval activity on the site was represented by C12 pits. Victorian terracing had removed Medieval associations on the Wyre Street frontage, leaving only the floors and foundations of wings or outhouses at the rear. The earlier additions were of wattle and the later timber-framed on stone and mortar footings. Domestic features were associated with these additions. <2> <3> Finds in Colchester Museum. <4>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Smith, N in Eddy, MR. 1979. Excavations in Essex, 1978. Vol 11, p102.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Smith, N in Eddy, MR. 1980. Excavations in Essex 1979. Vol 12, p41.
  • <3> Artifact: Colchester Museum. unknown. ARTEFACT Col Mus.

Finds (2)

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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