Element record MCC911 - Roman tessellated pavement, Mercury Theatre, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, Mercury Theatre, recorded in 1781.


Grid reference TL 99282 25154 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

A tessellated pavement was found under the east wall of the south-east bay window of the modern rectory (now the Mercury Theatre) when it was built in 1781, together with foundations.<1><2><3>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: Cutts, Reverend Edward L.. 1889. Historic Towns, Colchester. map inside book. see map.
  • <2> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1876. 1876 OS 1:500 Maps of Colchester. 1:500. xxvii, p.128.
  • <2> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. c.1805. 1805 1 inch OS Maps of Colchester. xxvii, p.128.
  • <3> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 25, No 92, p.192.

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Oct 27 2016 10:53AM

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