Monument record MCC8548 - Middleborough

Summary

The Middleborough excavations I 1978-79.

Location

Grid reference TL 9932 2553 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

Map

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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