Monument record MCC7946 - Colchester - North Bridge

Summary

A massive piece of Roman masonry was observed by Wire in 1843 during the building of the `new' bridge on the line of the present North Bridge abutment.

Location

Grid reference TL 994 256 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

A massive piece of Roman masonry was observed by Wire in 1843 during the building of the `new' bridge on the line of the present North Bridge abutment. The evidence is that the present course of the Colne is over the site of Roman graves, and other Roman remains, including a similar south abutment may have been destroyed by the stream It seems that nothing was actuually found beneath the `concrete' Roman abutment but rather in the river south of it. If undisturbed, as they seem to have been, the deposits should be older than the `concrete' which, if Roman should be C4 in date. The whole, however, is much too vague to yield any definite conclusion. <1> <2> <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Hull, MR. 1958. Roman Colchester. pp241-242.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Wire, W. 1843. Wire Diary. 31 May, 7 June, 12 June, 18 June, 19 June, 22 June, 28 June.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: Wire, W. 1843. Gentleman's Magazine. p189.

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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