Monument record MCC834 - Medieval glass kiln, Simkin's Shop, North Hill, Colchester


Medieval Glass Kiln, Simkin's Shop, North Hill, recorded in 1924.


Grid reference TL 99381 25240 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

In a lecture on St Peter's Parish P.G. Laver said, 'on the site of Messrs Simkin's furniture warehouse certain ovens etc were found suggesting a glass blower's works'.<1> Also, a photograph of a kiln on this site was given to the museum. It showed a small kiln of 13th or 14th date of the type used to manufacture tiles.<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Hull, M.R.. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 17, p.146.
  • <2> Article in serial: Unknown. 1924. Essex County Standard. 11/3/1924.

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Jan 23 2017 12:13PM

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