Monument record MCC8073 - Colchester-Endsleigh Court-55

Summary

Mr Lithgall a local 'treasure hunter' with a metal detector reported the discovery of a lead coffin under the porch of 55, Endsleigh Court.

Location

Grid reference TL 9818 2522 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Mr Lithgall a local 'treasure hunter' with a metal detector reported the discovery of a lead coffin under the porch of 55, Endsleigh Court. The coffin is apparently still there but what was described as a 'double headed urn' associated with it was taken by workmen. Mr Lithgall also showed a collection of bronzes from a 'ploughed field' near Colchester including several figurines (published in Not Only A Matter Of Time) and coins of ?Constans. He would not disclose the exact location of the field. Perhaps it is in the Sheepen area. <2>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> EXCAV REPORT: Crummy, P. unknown. CAR 6. 0-73d.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: Crummy, P. 1975. Not Only A Matter Of Time. p32.
  • <4> Graphic material: Crummy, P. 1975. Not Only A Matter Of Time. p32 fig H.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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