Element record MCC899 - Roman tessellated pavement, gardeners market, High Street, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, gardeners market, High Street, recorded in 1844.


Grid reference TL 99559 25268 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

Wire's diary 23/5/1844 notes, ' Mr Bewick gave me a small piece of tessellated pavement being the remains of a beautiful one discovered in the gardener's market some years since'.<1>
Wheeler and Laver refer this to the western of the two marks on the OS map, presumably on the authority of Cutts.<2> <3><4><5>

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 23/5/1844.
  • <2> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1876. 1876 OS 1:500 Maps of Colchester. 1:500.
  • <2> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. c.1805. 1805 1 inch OS Maps of Colchester.
  • <3> Monograph: Cutts, Reverend Edward L.. 1889. Historic Towns, Colchester. map inside book. p34, map 1, 7.
  • <4> Monograph: Hull, M.R.. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 19, No 19,p.151.
  • <5> Article in serial: Wheeler, R. E. M. and Laver, P. G.. 1919. Roman Colchester. J.R.S. Volume IX page 139. p160.

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Nov 30 2016 3:06PM

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