Monument record MCC8024 - Colchester - St Peter's Vicarage

Summary

Foundations, floors, painted plaster, etc, found at a depth of 3-4ft in the garden of St Peter's Vicarage at various times since 1844.

Location

Grid reference TL 9931 2529 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Foundations, floors, painted plaster, etc, found at a depth of 3-4ft in the garden of St Peter's Vicarage at various times since 1844. <1> <3> There are various relevant entries in Wire's diary, eg: 16.3.1843; "a beautiful mosaic pavement was discovered and covered up again" 24.3.45;"The Rev S Carr sent .. some fragments of a Roman house wall painted, found in the garden .... No part of it can be dug to the depth of 3-4ft but some Roman remains are found, principally foundations and concrete floors". <1> <2> Other ref given in source 1. <4>
Observations were made of groundworks for a new sewer-trench. Part of a possible Roman tessellated floor and a probable robber trench. These features may have been from a house fronting the Roman street. An almost complete Roman jar may be part of a votive deposit associated with the house. <5>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Watching Brief Report: Orr, Kate. 2001. An archaeological watching brief at St Peter's Vicarage, North Hill, Colchester, Essex. CAT Report 156.
  • <1> DESC TEXT: Hull, MR. 1958. Roman Colchester. p146.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Wire, W. unknown. Wire Diary. 16-3-1843, 24-3-1845.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: Trans Essex Archaeological Soc. unknown. Trans Essex Archaeol Soc. Old Series, Vol 5, p155.
  • <4> DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, p22.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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