Monument record LKH 001 - Bramwell Meadow; Robin Hanseys (1995) (Rom) (AND BACKLOG)

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Summary

Extensive Roman site.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 716 843 (511m by 278m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Extensive site over (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s). Finds include:-
Circa 1954: (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) kiln remains and sherds of pink (shell?) gritted ware, exposed by deep ploughing; (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) similar pottery `with sherds of castor ware' (S1).
By 1955: `(see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)' at least two other kilns exposed by deep ploughing (S2)(S4).
By 1966: cut off channel excavated along S part of site.
1978:(see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)(?) kiln excavated by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s), pottery (from kiln) almost entirely shell filled, no definite wasters but baked clay fragments very similar to shell filled fabric. Other finds of pottery include some `foreign' colour coats, Samian & micaceous ware and a pottery face mask. Not clear if this one of above kilns or separate one (S3)(R1).
For further details see G Briscoe archive. Details of excavation of `kilns 2 & 3' in Briscoe archive (S5).
1994-1995: Metal detector finds by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) on `Robin Hanseys' include Colchester derivative double lug (Harlow) type brooch and 8 C4 bronze coins. Details & drawing in (S6).
2001: Large dragonesque brooch . Details and drawings in (S7).
Also Pal, Neo, BA & IA.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <R1> (No record type): SAU (Plouviez J), site report, 1978 (stolen 1981).
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW13, 1964 & 1976.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: notes, site report, pottery drawings (?) - stolen Autumn 1981.
  • <S2> (No record type): CBA bulletin, 7, 1960, 8.
  • <M2> (No record type): Photograph: AHN 12 (face mask).
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU (Plouviez J).
  • <M3> (No record type): G Briscoe archive: diaries.
  • <S4> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Lakenheath, Bramwell Meadow RB.
  • <S5> (No record type): Briscoe Lady G, 1956 & 1957 diaries, Nov 1956 - Jan 1957.
  • <S6> (No record type): Rolph P per SAU (Pendleton C & Plouviez J), finds reports and Rom coin ID list, November & December .
  • <S7> Digital archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Portable Antiquities Database. Rolph P per Geake H, April 2001, sf 653/5191, ill.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 23 2015 4:27PM

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