Archaeology dig reveals water technology of Roman Colchester

Gemma Kibbles with one of the Roman water main collars

Gemma Kibbles with one of the Roman water main collars

First published in News

An archaeological dig has provided an insight into the advanced water system that served Roman Colchester.

The Colchester Archaeological Trust is examining land off the High Street as part of the £30million redevelopment of the Williams & Griffin department store.

Archaeologists have found iron collars and fossilised wood, which are believed to have formed part of the town’s Roman water mains.

Philip Crummy, trust director, said: "Colchester was quite technological for a Roman town and was able to provide pressurised water."

Full story in today's Gazette

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