2,000-year-old burial site found in Lexden

Colchester Archaelogical Trust have found an Iron Age burial site at Playgolf Colchester Don Shimmin & Chris Lister (right) from the Trust with Anthony Kirwan, Chris Clancy & Mark Easterbrook from the club and builder Phillip Hughes who found it.

Colchester Archaelogical Trust have found an Iron Age burial site at Playgolf Colchester Don Shimmin & Chris Lister (right) from the Trust with Anthony Kirwan, Chris Clancy & Mark Easterbrook from the club and builder Phillip Hughes who found it.

First published in News Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

AN IRON Age burial site dating back 2,000 years has been uncovered beneath a Lexden golf club.

The discovery was made during work at PlayGolf Colchester, in Bakers Lane, on a new £1 million clubhouse development.

Members of the Colchester Archaeological Trust have hailed the find - which dates back to circa 1-50 AD - as important because it could help develop the history of Colchester.

  • Read more about the find and its significance in Friday's Gazette.

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5:34pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Ontheball says...

Since when has Bakers Lane been in Lexden?!
Since when has Bakers Lane been in Lexden?! Ontheball
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5:55pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Reginald47 says...

The A12 end is.
The A12 end is. Reginald47
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10:43pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Jess Jephcott says...

This is a fantastic discovery as so much of our Iron Age heritage must have already been destroyed by quarrying in that area. We must have so much more to discover about the period in history that led to the Roman invasion of Britain.
This is a fantastic discovery as so much of our Iron Age heritage must have already been destroyed by quarrying in that area. We must have so much more to discover about the period in history that led to the Roman invasion of Britain. Jess Jephcott
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10:58am Sun 10 Feb 13

wellnow says...

It is so heart warming to know that people were buried in 50ad.what expense will be needed to find that maybe they also lived wattle and dorb hutting.
It is so heart warming to know that people were buried in 50ad.what expense will be needed to find that maybe they also lived wattle and dorb hutting. wellnow
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8:27pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Justice79 says...

wellnow wrote:
It is so heart warming to know that people were buried in 50ad.what expense will be needed to find that maybe they also lived wattle and dorb hutting.
I know and if this raises an interest in local history who knows future generations may even be able to spell the word daub correctly.
[quote][p][bold]wellnow[/bold] wrote: It is so heart warming to know that people were buried in 50ad.what expense will be needed to find that maybe they also lived wattle and dorb hutting.[/p][/quote]I know and if this raises an interest in local history who knows future generations may even be able to spell the word daub correctly. Justice79
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