Monument record BCG 004 - RAF Wattisham

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Occupation site on road (Coddenham - Melford) investigated in 1930's.


Grid reference Centred TM 032 513 (100m by 100m)
Map sheet TM05SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Occupation site on road (Coddenham - Melford) investigated in 1930's. Probable location derived from surviving records (IPSMG). Situated on an E slope near a spring.
Roman road (part of). Margary 34a, Coddenham to NE of Long Melford (S2). See RGL 006. Road sectioned: just under 40 feet between ditches; 16 feet "paving". Pits etc.
Finds included brick, tile. Coins Antoninus and Tetricus. Pottery ? C2-C3, ? Belgic derived coarse ware.
Previously recorded as BCG Misc Rom & WAM Misc Rom.
26.2.1946 Basil Brown met (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) who had been working on the aerodrome construction in the 1930s and was told that they had found a large quantity of charcoal, Roman pottery and one coin which broke during cleaning. The site was near two isolated cottages which were being demolished. 14.12.1946. Basil Brown was shown a Roman ring amongst the new additions at Moyses Hall Museum, which was either bronze or brass and thought to be part of an object, not a finger ring. A sketch of the ring shows a lump on it which is not clearly describable and which is, presumably, still held by Moyses Hall Museum (S1).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, IX, 26; XXXVIII, 121; LXVII, 27, 28; XCVI, 198, 213.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes.
  • <R1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, cards 1938-245; 1951-267.
  • <S2> (No record type): Margary, I.D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain (2nd ed). Margary, Roman Roads in Britain, 1967.
  • <M2> (No record type): Hanging cabinet: copies of IPSMG finds drawings.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 30 2009 8:32AM

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