Monument record MCC8548 - Middleborough


The Middleborough excavations I 1978-79.


Grid reference TL 9932 2553 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

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>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Crummy, P. 1992. Colchester Archaeological Report 6. Excavations at Culver Street, Gilberd School and other sites in Colchester. pg 877.
  • <2> EXCAV REPORT: Crummy, P. 1984. Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester. pg 155-209.
  • <3> Photograph: unknown. unknown. the ‘Mosaic of the wrestling Cupids’.. Black and white print.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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