Monument record CSM 013 - Church of St Mary (Rom)

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Summary

Cremation in pot discovered during construction of a new meeting hall on N side of church and taken out, broken, by contractors.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0857 3825 (154m by 64m)
Map sheet TM03NE
Civil Parish CAPEL ST MARY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Cremation in pot discovered during construction of a new meeting hall on N side of church and taken out, broken, by contractors. Said to have been found on W side of NE tower buttress; a small pit was visible which could have either been the buttress foundation trench or below it (S1). The pot is a large yellowish fabric jar with an impressed cordon on shoulder; the rim is completely missing and the base is damaged (this possibly not recent damage). Cremated bone fragments were also collected. Previous finds of Rom cremations in field to N of church, see CSM 010.
2002: While make a photographic record of a recently exposed Rood stair, it was possible to see wall fabric that had previously been covered by render (both nave and south aisle). A large quantity of re-used Roman tile/brick had been used in the wall fabric, including roof tile, flue tile, hypocaust/floor tile etc. The site lies within c.100m of the Windmill Hill villa site which seems the most likely source of this material (S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> (No record type): Wade K, SAU, 1990.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: field report, finds report.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Survey. SCCAS, Boulter S, Photographic survey, 20 May 2002.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Mar 9 2015 9:09AM

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