Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 1692: summary
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Historic building recording at Town Wall Sections 6-8, St Johns Street, Osborne Street and Vineyard Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7DL: May 2021
by Mark Baister
Date report completed: 16/07/2021
Location: Town Wall Sections 6-8, St Johns Street, Osborne Street and Vineyard Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7DL
Map reference(s): TL 966 250 (centre)
File size: 15736 kb
Project type: Historic Building Recording
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Colchester Town Walls
A programme of historic building recording was carried out by Colchester Archaeological Trust at Sections 6-8 of Colchester’s town wall, at St John Street, Osborne Street and Vineyard Street, in May 2021.
The three sections of wall surveyed for this report vary significantly in size and preservation. Section 6 is almost entirely obscured by modern brickwork, with very little of original Roman or even later medieval fabric visible. Section 7 survives in much better condition, almost all of what is now visible is the result of medieval refacing, with some late modern repairs. At the very eastern end of section 7 there is an exposed area of original Roman core. Section 8 is entirely covered with medieval refacing, and also contains one of the eight medieval bastions added to the south-east of the wall circuit in the late 14th-early 15th century.