Element record MCC881 - Roman tessellated pavement, 9 North Hill, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement at 9 North Hill, recorded in 1920.


Grid reference TL 99511 25353 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

Laver noted that a trench cut in Mr Frost's garden revealed a hard gravelled surface (see MCC760 and MCC2151) and at a distance of 22ft further east a tessellated pavement and foundations running North -South.<1><2>
Laver notes 'account of the pavement found in the garden at the back of No 9 North Hill- October 1920 Mr A.W. Frost excavated in this garden and several walls (see MCC2152) and pavements were found, the latter being principally of red tesserae, in some instances mixed with buff, and some opus signinum'.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Wheeler, R. E. M. and Laver, P. G.. 1919. Roman Colchester. J.R.S. Volume IX page 139. p.159, no 13.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 11 no 13 p.103.
  • <3> Monograph: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1922. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England): Essex, (North-East). Volume III. No 13 p.23.

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Nov 30 2016 1:46PM

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