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

Summary

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

Location

Grid reference TL 99419 25227 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

Map

Type and Period (1)

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.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Nov 30 2016 2:55PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.