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Monument Number 1065111

Hob Uid: 1065111
Location :
Essex
Colchester
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TL9922024980
Summary : A large Roman altar of sandstone dedicated to the Sulevian Mothers was found in excavating for a sewer in Balkerne Lane in 1881, in the town ditch. It may originally have come from the temple to the SW of the town (TL 92 SE 100).
More information : (TL 99222498) Roman altar found AD 1881 (NAT) (1)

(TL 99222498) A large Roman altar of sandstone dedicated to the Sulevian Mothers was found in excavating for a sewer in Balkerne Lane, just outside the SW angle of the town wall. It is said it was found in the town ditch. Sited from description, now in Colchester Museum (3). (2-4)

The altar may have come from the temple to the SW of the town (TL 92 SE 100). (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : OS 1:2500 1969
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Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in Essex. Volume III [north-east]
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hull MR 1958 Roman Colchester p240 No 41
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FDC 01-AUG-50
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Source Number : 5
Source : A corpus of religious material from the civilian areas of Roman Britain
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Page(s) : 216
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
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Monument Type : Altar
Evidence : Find

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TL 92 SE 77
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 383744
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TL 92 SE 77
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1950-08-01
End Date : 1950-08-01