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Aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Colchester

Philip Crummy

CBA Research Report No 39 (1981)

Colchester Archaeological Report 1

ISBN 0 906780 06 3


Title page of report 39

The purpose of this study is thus twofold. It is intended firstly to present short reports of the more significant results of excavations between 1971 and 1977 which concern Anglo-Saxon and Norman Colchester, and secondly to publish, in most cases for the first time, material which is essential if the recent discoveries are to be seen in their proper perspective. The appendices contain notes on subjects which have only an indirect bearing iin the topics under discussion but are nevertheless still relevant.


  • Title pages
  • Contents (p v)
  • Introduction and acknowledgments (p vii)
  • Chapter 1: The archaeological evidence: 5th - 9th centuries (pp 1-23)
  • Chapter 2: Some written evidence (pp 24-31)
  • Chapter 3: The ceramic evidence: 10th - 12th centuries (pp 32-39)
  • Chapter 4: Excavations in the grounds of St John's Abbey (pp 40-45)
  • Chapter 5: Topographical evidence (pp 46-52)
  • Chapter 6: Stone houses in Colchester (pp 53-69)
  • Chapter 7: Colchester from the 5th to the 12th century: general discussion and summary (pp 70-74)
  • Appendix 1: Origins of personal names of burgesses in Colchester Domesday and of moneyers operating in Colchester during the period 979 - 1087 by Nina Crummy (pp 75-77)
  • Appendix 2: Bronze mount from the castle bailey (p 78)
  • Appendix 3: Earliest known references to present streets in Colchester town centre by Nina Crummy (p 79)
  • Appendix 4: Notes on Colchester Keep (pp 80-81)
  • Appendix 5: Notes on the borough seals of Colchester (pp 82-83)
  • Appendix 6: Descriptions of illustrated pottery and other clay objects (pp 84-86)
  • Bibliography (pp 87-89)
  • Index (pp 90-91)

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