Element record MCC847 - Roman tessellated pavement, near 51 West Stockwell Street, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, near 51 West Stockwell Street, recorded by Hull in 1958 (but the date of discovery is unclear).


Grid reference TL 99558 25427 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

Red pavement said to have been seen behind two houses just NW of the Nelson's Head Inn and partly in the NW corner of the Inn yard. This is recorded in Hull but the original source is not given. Also an ancient well was found under the eastern of the two houses, opposite to the entrance of Garden Court. It was about 14ft deep and lined with stone with channels of Roman tile running into it from east and west. Wall footings are also reported about 10ft south of the same house.<1>

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. Insula 3, No 149, p.80.

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Record last edited

Jan 23 2017 12:32PM

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