Monument record MCC8009 - Colchester - Angel Lane

Summary

Roman pavement "consisting of rude and coarse tesserae of brick" found in the kitchen garden of Dr Piggott.

Location

Grid reference TL 9954 2532 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

Roman pavement "consisting of rude and coarse tesserae of brick" found in the kitchen garden of Dr Piggott. It was complete, 5'9" wide by 7.5ft. The house in which it was discovered is situated nearly opposite to St Martin's Church in Angel Lane. "Two years ago another pavement still more rudely formed, with something of an arch under it was discovered in the further end of the same garden". This information comes from a letter of Dr Griffith to Edward King dated 31.5.1771. Hull's site 21. <1> <2> <3> "and some years before that (?when) other fragments of the same kind were found, both under the house next above, inhabited by Dr Daniel, and also under or near the house next below, inhabited by Mr Wall, in the same lane". Morant also refers to these finds whihc are not indicated on the OS 1:500 map. Hull's site 20. <1> Pavement found before 1771 under or near the house (then Mr Walls) next north of Hull's site 21. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Hull, MR. 1958. Roman Colchester. p.103.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Archaeologia. unknown. Archaeologia. Vol 2, p287-90.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, p23.

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Jul 6 2017 9:48AM

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