Element record MCC850 - Roman drain arch, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester

Summary

Roman brick drain arch, Maidenburgh Street (Wire records, 'in the last house but one', which is presumably no. 39), recorded in 1849.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 99755 25536 (1m by 0m)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

Wire's diary 11/11/1849 notes, ' In the cellar of the last house but one on the east side of Maidenburgh Street is an arch built with Roman bricks, each brick 6" square and cemented together with mortar in which in which is pounded brick and tile...above the arch is the wall is built of Roman brick, but no pounded tile in the mortar. In the cellar of the next house is an arch of modern date...possibly the arch may be the remains of a Roman Sewer'.<1><2>

Wheeler and Laver record a drain arch, 'At N.E. corner of Maidenburgh Street adjoining the site of North wall of the town, The south wall of the cellar of the house incorporates a piece of Roman brick walling containing an arch, now blocked. The wall and arch are now buried below the springing of the latter, but the wall is still visible to a height of 6ft and a similar breadth from E to W. The work is good and probably not later than the second century AD.'<3><4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 5, No 29, p.80.
  • <3> Article in serial: Wheeler, R. E. M. and Laver, P. G.. 1919. Roman Colchester. J.R.S. Volume IX page 139. No 29.
  • <4> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Ins 5, No 29, p.80.

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Sep 11 2018 9:19AM

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