Element record MCC975 - Roman wall, near War Memorial, Colchester


Roman wall, near War Memorial, recorded in 1930.


Grid reference TL 99935 25231 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

In September 1930 a well-built Roman wall of tiles in white mortar was cut through under the north kerb of High Street directly opposite the die of the war memorial and 40ft south of it. It ran N-S and was 4ft thick. The trench was shallow, so that only a foot of it was seen.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> DIARY: Laver, P. G.. 1916-1940. P.G. Laver's Diary. 10/9/1930.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 30, No 113, p.204.

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Record last edited

Oct 11 2016 2:08PM

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