Monument record MCC8548 - Middleborough
|Grid reference||TL 9932 2553 (point) (FCE)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (4)
Construction of new buildings following the Middleborough excavations. The new buildings were on piles. A large basement was dug out on the W side of the site which led to the discovery of a Roman kiln and three wells. Workmen stated that 6 or 7 wooden stakes were uncovered during the excavation for the basement - the position coincides roughly with the S side of the Roman street. Watching brief on Site D to the N of the main site - near the surface a wooden drain or water pipe and a series of wooden stakes found; these are possibly fairly modern. <1>
A series of multiphase buildings were found with Tessellated pavements, including the ‘Mosaic of the wrestling Cupids’.<2>
Photograph of the ‘Mosaic of the wrestling Cupids’.<3>
- <1> SEX36612 DESC TEXT: Crummy, P. 1992. Colchester Archaeological Report 6. Excavations at Culver Street, Gilberd School and other sites in Colchester. pg 877.
- <2> SEX35639 EXCAV REPORT: Crummy, P. 1984. Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester. pg 155-209.
- <3> SEX66739 Photograph: unknown. unknown. the ‘Mosaic of the wrestling Cupids’.. Black and white print.
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Record last edited
Nov 3 2015 11:41AM