Element record MCC3037 - Boudiccan destruction horizon, 29-39 Head Street, Colchester


Survival of the Boudiccan destruction horizon at 32.64m OD, recorded at 29-39 High Street in 1998.


Grid reference TL 9933 2508 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Boudiccan destruction horizon can be clearly seen as an extensive red fired clay/daub layer measuring 4.2m x 2m, 30mm in depth, occurring at 32.64m OD. Military buildings in this area would have been demolished prior to the revolt so this horizon is likely to represent the firing of an exposed clay surface by an extreme heat source in the locality, rather than being the result of the destruction of a structure itself.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Evaluation Report: Howe, Tony and Moore, John. 1998. An archaeological evaluation at 29-39 Head Street, Colchester. AOC Archaeology Group, p.20.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 3 2017 3:01PM

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