Monument record MCC8419 - Roman occupation (kiln or building?), Cowdray Avenue, Colchester

Summary

Burnt earth and brick rubble found N of the town in what was Mr Wallace's garden (now Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue) have been explained as a tile clamp, "but we regard this evidence now as pointing more probably to the ruins of a building made of clay blocks and destroyed by fire".

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0000 2604 (114m by 119m) (FCE)
Map sheet TM02NW
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Burnt earth and brick rubble found N of the town in what was Mr Wallace's garden have been explained as a tile clamp, "but we regard this evidence now as pointing more probably to the ruins of a building made of clay blocks and destroyed by fire". However, "P.G. Laver always held that there was a potters kiln near this point, and there is in the museum a quantity of pottery from Serpentine Walk, at the corner of St Margaret Road which indicates that the firm to which `Martinus' belonged had worked there".<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Hull, MR. 1958. Roman Colchester. p.248.
  • <2> Artifact: Colchester Museum. unknown. ARTEFACT Col Mus.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 16 2016 9:19AM

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