Monument record MCC1538 - Roman pottery shop (Insula 19), 149 High Street, Colchester


Roman pottery shop (Insula 19), recorded in 1927.


Grid reference TL 99517 25217 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

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>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Serial: Colchester Museums. 1933. Colchester Museum Reports 1925-1933. 1925-1933. 1928, p.30.
  • <2> Monograph: Hull, M.R.. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. pp.153-155.
  • <3> 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> Serial: Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd.. 1998. The Colchester Archaeologist (Issue Number 11) 1997-8. Number 11. p.13.
  • <5> Evaluation Report: Benfield, Stephen (CAT). 1997. AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION AT ELD LANE, COLCHESTER.. Jacklins, 147 High Street.

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Record last edited

Oct 13 2016 2:37PM

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