Element record MCC909 - Roman tessellated pavement, Cherry Garden, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, Cherry Garden (near Mercury Theatre), recorded in 1786.


Grid reference TL 99273 25118 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Morant records that a tessellated pavement was seen in the Cherry Garden belonging to the rector of St Mary's, on the north side of the parsonage, not many yards from another in St Mary's churchyard. The parsonage in Morant's time stood immediately north of the church.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Morant, Philip. 1768. The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex. Volume I. p.183.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 25, No 91, p.192.

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Record last edited

Oct 27 2016 11:19AM

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