Element record MCC895 - Roman concrete floor (base for Tessellated Pavement?), St Peter's Church, Colchester


Roman concrete floor (base for Tessellated Pavement?) St Peter's Church, recorded in 1842.


Grid reference TL 99419 25227 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

Wire's diary 12/12/1842, 'In digging a grave in St Peters churchyard adjoining Mr Green senior. For his grand-daughter, about seven feet below the surface a concrete floor of Roman work was discovered, which probably was the foundation for a tessellated pavement'.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 12/12/1842.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 18, No 16, p.150.

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Nov 30 2016 2:55PM

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