Element record MCC841 - Roman tessellated pavement, North Hill, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, North Hill, recorded in 1876.


Grid reference TL 99287 25432 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

The OS 1:500 map marks a tessellated pavement found under a shed, 290ft west of North Hill and 170ft south of the Town Wall, without date.<1> Cutts Map shows this or another one indicating the same shed clearly, but this position of the pavement is more to the west, 330ft from North Hill and 170ft south of the town wall.<2> Cutt's records that this pavement was found in saw-pit in Bowler's Brewery, but Hull questions this.<3>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1876. 1876 OS 1:500 Maps of Colchester. 1:500.
  • <1> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. c.1805. 1805 1 inch OS Maps of Colchester.
  • <2> Monograph: Cutts, Reverend Edward L.. 1889. Historic Towns, Colchester. map inside book.
  • <3> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 1, No 48, p.76.

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Record last edited

Jan 23 2017 12:20PM

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