Monument record MCC8069 - Colchester-Vint Cresent-9 and 10

Summary

During underpinning work along the northern and eastern walls of numbers 9 and 10 Vint Cresent workmen discovered a number of Roman vessels forming part of a cremation cemetery.

Location

Grid reference TL 9830 2487 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

During underpinning work along the northern and eastern walls of numbers 9 and 10 Vint Cresent workmen discovered a number of Roman vessels forming part of a cremation cemetery. Most of the pots are only represented by fragments. This fact plus the substantial depth of soil gives the impression that the ground has been extensively disturbed. However several of the pots were found upright in-situ indicating that there has either been a large accumulation of topsoil or that the cremations had been dug into an earlier soil filled feature. Three pots contained human remains but because of the circumstances of the discovery it is not possible to determine which pots, if any formed grave groups. However some were found close together and thus may represent discrete groups. The majority of the pots date to the second century. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> EXCAV REPORT: Crummy, P. unknown. CAR 6. 6-84b.

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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