Number of records found: 150
  • The remains of a Roman circus , an arena for chariot racing, were discovered in 2004, during investigations in advance of the redevelopment of Colchester Garrison, approximately 450m south of the walled town. Chariot racing was the oldest and most p...
  • This Norman keep known as Colchester Castle was built around AD 1078 on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius. It was built in at least two main phases and its initial form consisted of a single-storey stone keep with crenellated parapet wall...
  • During the final week of excavations in 2014 at the Williams and Griffin store at High Street, Colchester, archaeologists discovered a hoard of Roman gold and silver jewellery and coins. This is the first hoard of precious metals ever found in Colchest...
  • Colchester’s Town Wall is the earliest and one of the most complete town wall circuits surviving from Roman Britain, dated to c.AD 65-80. The Wall was constructed in a calcareous mudstone, septaria, imported from an outcrop near Harwich, supplemented b...
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  • The Balkerne Gate was the main (west) gate into the walled Roman town and one of six gates around the circuit of the Town Wall. The Gate incorporated an existing free-standing monumental arch (with two archways) built to celebrate the Claudian conquest...
  • Precinct of the Roman Temple of Claudius (MCC1830), orientated N to S (like the Temple itself) and measuring c.150m x 164m. The area of the precinct very roughly equates to, and underlies, the inner bailey of the later Castle (MCC1732).
  • An area of extensive cropmarks enclosed by the curving dykes following the Gosbecks contours.
  • Roman temple-tomb discovered at crossroads of two major Roman routes into Colchester.
  • Roman features were defined by trial-trenched evaluation within the internal area (precinct or temenos) of Colchester Temple II.