Monument record MCC7974 - Crouched Friars, Crouch Street, Colchester


The line of the Roman road runs through the garden of the Crouched Friars.


Grid reference TL 9904 2500 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

Excavations in 1983-4 found evidence that the line of the Roman road from the Balkerne Gate to the Colchester Royal Grammar School runs through the garden of the Crouched Friars and not, as previously thought, further to the W. There was little evidence of roadside occupation or use, but there were important finds of Roman brooches and fragments of red porphyry. Finds were handed to Colchester Museum. <1> <2> <3>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <2> EXCAV REPORT: Lockwood, FD, Tripp, DP and Crummy, P. 1985. Excavations at Crouched Friars, Colchester. Vol 28, p34.
  • <3> Artifact: Colchester Museum. unknown. ARTEFACT Col Mus. Acc No 105.1985.

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Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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