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Brooks, H. 1977: Report on a Watching Brief: 3 Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CAT Report 411 [PDF]

Brooks, H. 2004: Archaeological excavation at 29–39 Head Street, Colchester, Essex: May-September 2000, CAT Report 268 [PDF]

Carter, G.A. 1986: ‘The end of the road for Britain’s first street?’, Essex Journal 21, 3–8

Crummy, P. 1974: Colchester Recent Excavations and Research, MISCAT Report 2, Colchester [PDF]

Crummy, P. 1977: ‘Colchester: the Roman fortress and the development of the colonia’, Britannia 8, 65–105

Crummy, P. 1984: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane, and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex, Colchester Archaeological Report 3, Colchester

Crummy, P. 1988: ‘Colchester (Camulodunum) – Colonia Victricensis’, in Webster, G. (ed.), Fortress into City. The Consolidation of Roman Britain, First Century AD, London, 24–47

Crummy, P. 1990: ‘Metrological analysis’, Current Archaeology 11, 91–3

Crummy, P. 1992: Excavations at Culver Street, Gilberd School and Other Sites in Colchester, Colchester Archaeological Report 6, Colchester

Crummy, P. 1993a: ‘The development of Roman Colchester’, in Greep, S. J., Roman Towns: the Wheeler Inheritance. A Review of 50 Years’ Research, CBA Research Report 93, York, 34–45

Crummy, P. 1993b: ‘Metrological analysis of Roman fortresses and towns in Britain’, in Greep, S. J., Roman Towns: the Wheeler Inheritance. A Review of 50 Years’ Research, CBA Research Report 93, York, 111–19

Dunnett. B.R.K. 1967: ‘Excavations on North Hill, Colchester’, Archaeological Journal 123, 27–61

Dunnett, B.R.K. 1971: ‘Excavations in Colchester 1964–8’, Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society 3 ser. 3, 1–10

Smith, N.A. 1982: ‘Culver Street continues…’, Catalogue 10, 2–6


Crummy, N.C. 1983: The Roman Small Finds from Excavations in Colchester 1971–9, Colchester Archaeological Report 2, Colchester

Crummy, N.C. (ed.) 1987: The Coins from Excavations in Colchester 1971–9, Colchester Archaeological Report 4, Colchester

Crummy, N.C. and Winter, M.J. 1987: ‘Coin hoards from Colchester’, in Crummy, N.C. 1987, 69–76

Crummy, P. J. 1987: ‘The coins as dating evidence’, in Crummy N.C. 1987, 5–14

Phillips, E.J. 1975: ‘The gravestone of M. Favonius Facilis at Colchester’, Britannia 6, 102–5

Visiting and browsing

Facilis' tombstoneThe fortress was short-livedLonginus' tombstone and there is nothing to see of it now beyond the influence it is has had upon the layout of the modern town through that of the later colonia and town founded on top of it. A visit to the Castle Museum, however, quite apart from the delight of being able to explore the foundations of the (in)famous Temple of Claudius, contains much material pertinent to the army in Colchester, including the tombstones of the centurion Favonius Facilis and that of the Thracian cavalryman Longinus, recently reunited with his (Boudican?-) vandalised face. Note that the museum is currently closed for renovation until 2014.

The interwebs provide a website for Colchester Castle Museum and a Visit Colchester page on the Roman site. There is, naturally, a Wikipedia entry for Camulodunum.

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Page last updated 23rd January 2013