Monument record MCC8530 - Colchester - High Street, 65

Summary

Redevelopment; practically all the site was destroyed because of cellars.

Location

Grid reference TL 9988 2519 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Redevelopment; practically all the site was destroyed because of cellars. The southern half of the plot contained a complicated brick cellar containing sveral vaulted passages. Importants discoveries noted in a metre wide strip of surviving stratigraphy between the northern cellar and the High Street frontage consisted of a N-S Roman drain and 2 human skeletons. The latter were discovered and removed by workmen. In addition there were two wells (one possibly a soakaway) and a fragment of foundation of Roman date. <1>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- DESC TEXT: Brooks, H. 2005. A desk-based assessment of the archaeological remains around the Central Clinic, East Lodge Court, High Street, Colchester. June 2005.
  • <1> DESC TEXT: Crummy, P. 1992. Colchester Archaeological Report 6. Excavations at Culver Street, Gilberd School and other sites in Colchester. Pg 820.

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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