Monument record MCC1572 - Roman military building, Telephone Exchange, West Stockwell Street, Colchester


Roman military building discovered during excavations at the Telephone Exchange Site in 1966.


Grid reference TL 99504 25332 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

A Roman military building was discovered during excavations at the Telephone Exchange in 1966. Evidence for the building included two north-south gullies with post pits set into them, smaller associated pits, slots and stake holes. The remains of floors were thought to be represented in layers of 'levelling material'. The structure was interpreted as a military building deliberately destroyed prior to the construction of the Roman colonia.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Article in serial: Dunnett, B.R.K.. 1971. Excavations in Colchester, 1964-8. Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society Vol. 3, Part 1. pp.7-37.

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Record last edited

Dec 8 2016 2:13PM

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