Monument record MCC8447 - Roman lead coffin, rear of Salvation Army Barracks, Colchester

Summary

Lead coffin found at the back of the Salvation Army barracks, Chappel Street, in 1887 with other inhumation and cremation burials.

Location

Grid reference TL 9950 2484 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Lead coffin found at the back of the Salvation Army barracks in 1887 with other inhumation and cremation burials.<1>

Hull noted this coffin in his description of the West Cemetery of Roman Colchester but the location as plotted by Hull is somewhat E of the main cemetery (east of Chappel Street), within the area defined as the Abbeyfield Cemetery.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. p.254, p.294, No. 102.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 6 2016 9:54AM

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