Monument record MCC8034 - Colchester - ?St Runwald Street
|Grid reference||TL 9955 2525 (point) (FCE)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
Mosaic pavement and foundations found close to 18 (=12488). Entry in Wire's diary 23-5-1844 records his receipt of a small piece of tessellated pavement being the "remains of a beautiful one discovered in the gardeners market some years since". Wheeler and Laver refer this to the western of the two marks on the OS map "presumably on the authority of Cutts". Entry in Wire's Diary 9-5-1856 notes finds made during a visit to the vegetable market "a great quantity of septaria, mortar, fragments of Roman roof tiles, bricks and oyster shells have been come upon to the depth of nine feet". The followinf day "a foundation of septaria and loose mortar" was found, c.5ft square finds included a coin of Germanicus. <1> Other refs. <2> <3> <4>
- <1> SEX33867 DESC TEXT: Hull, MR. 1958. Roman Colchester. p151.
- <2> SEX76 DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, p23.
- <3> SEX373 DESC TEXT: Trans Essex Archaeological Soc. unknown. Trans Essex Archaeol Soc. Old Series, Vol 5, p155,160.
- <4> SEX36152 DESC TEXT: British Archaeology Association. unknown. J Brit Archaeol Assoc. Old Series, Vol 2, p366.
- None recorded
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (0)
Record last edited
Nov 3 2015 11:41AM