Element record MCC914 - Roman tessellated pavement, opposite Bank Passage, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, opposite Bank Passage, recorded in 1856.


Grid reference TL 99453 25133 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

Wire's diary 23/5/1856 records, ' A pavement made with red tesserae was discovered in laying a drain down Mr Hitchcock's back way, Culver Street. As the trench for the drain was very narrow there was no means of ascertaining the size of it. The master informed me that in one part it was considerably worn as if by a deal of traffic on it' (There is a sketch plan showing the position as about opposite Bank Passage).<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> DIARY: Wire, William. 1842-1857. Journal of William Wire. 23/5/1856.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 26, No 81, p.193.

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Oct 27 2016 10:57AM

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