Monument record LCS 134 - Roman saltern.

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Summary

A presumably Roman salt production site visible as a dense scatter of briquetage (and tile?). A brief assessment of the aerial photographs did not reveal a prominent mound in the area of the briquetage finds and some other channels and mounds that may also relate to salt production.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4739 6507 (78m by 101m)
Map sheet TM46NE
Civil Parish LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

A presumably Roman salt production site visible as a dense scatter of briquetage (and tile?).
1993-4: found during fieldwalking survey by Andy Richmond et al. Details and mapping in (S1).
For cropmarks and field-walked artefact scatters from same field see LCS 032 & 033.

March 2014. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
This site is just outside of the NMP project area (falling within the previously undertaken Suffolk Coast NMP area). However a brief assessment of the aerial photographs did not reveal a prominent mound in the area of the briquetage finds and some other channels and mounds that may also relate to salt production. These features are most clearly visible on (S2).
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 02nd January 2015.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service evaluation report. ADW Richmond (SCCAS), Sizewell C PWR Power Station, Feb 1994.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. OS/73332 V 075-076 23-JUN-1973 (EHA Original Print).

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jul 10 2015 12:29PM

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