Monument record MCC1538 - Roman pottery shop (Insula 19), 149 High Street, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99517 25217 (point)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
A Roman pottery shop destroyed during the Boudican revolt. A mass of broken pottery, glass and charcoal from the shop was first revealed during the excavation of foundations for a new shop, 'Jacklin's Cafe', in 1927 (ECC673).<1>
Further pottery was discovered during excavations on the adjacent site of a new garage in 1929 (ECC652).<2><3>
Several stanchion holes excavated on the site of 'Jacklin's' shop in 1997 failed to reveal destruction levels relating to the original Roman shop but strata observed in two bore-holes indicated that in situ Boudican destruction deposits occur at between 1.0-1.5 and 2.0m below the present surface.<4><5>
- <1> SCC146 Serial: Colchester Museums. 1933. Colchester Museum Reports 1925-1933. 1925-1933. 1928, p.30.
- <2> SCC48 Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. pp.153-155.
- <3> SCC139 Serial: The Essex Society for Archaeology and History. 1933. Vol. 20 (New Series) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society. Vol. XX. pp.211-215.
- <4> SCC194 Serial: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd.. 1998. The Colchester Archaeologist (Issue Number 11) 1997-8. Number 11. p.13.
- <5> SCC339 Evaluation Report: Benfield, Stephen (CAT). 1997. AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION AT ELD LANE, COLCHESTER.. Jacklins, 147 High Street.
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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (3)
- Event - Intervention: Excavation of a Roman Pottery Shop, High Street, Colchester, 1929 (Ref: ECC652) (ECC652)
- Event - Intervention: Excavations at 147-9 High Street, Colchester, 1997 (Ref: ECC1012) (ECC1012)
- Event - Interpretation: Pottery at Jacklins Café, High Street, Colchester, 1927 (Ref: ECC673) (ECC673)
Record last edited
Oct 13 2016 2:37PM