Monument record CHD 004 - Glebe Field (Rom)

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Pottery scatter, fairly dense over largish area of field.


Grid reference Centred TM 3460 7685 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM37NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Pottery scatter, fairly dense over largish area of field. A part of a ditch was excavated by N Smedley and E Owles of Ipswich Museum - 2 feet 9 inches deep x 5 feet wide containing black earth and pottery including a stamped Samian base, form 18, probably GERMANVS (AD 70-85) (Hartley) (S1). Further excavations by G Burroughes in the same ditch have produced grey wares, flagon fragments, colour coated wares, decorated and plain samian including a stamped piece; also found were furnace (?) fragments including 2 triangular lug handles (?) and slag (? iron). A bronze bird-shaped 'cosmetic palette' was also found. Sherds of a belgic butt beaker and double cordon bowl were found nearby as were some clay mould fragments (S2). Small excavation in the area of mould fragments surface finds produced a large number of further fragments and a few traces of bronze waste in the top of a small feature (S3).
Basil Brown visited Glebe Field in May 1961 with Gilbert Burroughes. He noticed some large stones at base of excavation trench and when cleared, these revealed 2 circular or star-shaped areas of stones, together with pottery sherds and the larger part of a Rom vessel burnt red. Sketch in archive of position of stones in trench - he thought possibly a pottery making site.
33 Rom grey ware sherds from this site are in archive (S5).
For half a 'Claudian romanising Belgic' bowl from this site (formerly mislocated) see CHD 020.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card, 961-113, 1961.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file : pottery report by Plouviez J, 1985, drawing (cosmetic palette),.
  • <S2> Source Unchecked: Burroughs GE. 1985. Burroughes G, February 1985. Burroughes G, February 1985.
  • <M2> (No record type): site report.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU (Plouviez J), 1985.
  • <M3> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, card index, map.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff 1984, PSIA, 36, 1985, (1), 47.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XII, 133,161,162,164; LXXIII, 40,121,126,127; card 102; map 38.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S6> Personal Correspondence: Various. Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comment.

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Aug 25 2021 5:07PM

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