Monument record PKM 001 - Possible Rom cemetery (cremation) found here in 1810 by a man digging for brick earth on the field near Pakenham windmill.

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Summary

Possible Rom cemetery (cremation) found here in 1810 by a man digging for brick earth on the field near Pakenham windmill.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 927 689 (378m by 885m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL96NW
Civil Parish PAKENHAM, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Possible Rom cemetery (cremation) found here in 1810 by a man digging for brick earth on the field near Pakenham windmill. Described as a square place full of pots set in rows, a great many of them of a dark colour, several of which had covers. None preserved. One is figured on a chart in the Watling Collection (Layard Collection) at Ipswich Museum. It looks Rom but this could possibly have been a Sax site (S1) (S2).
In February 1952 Mr Bryant, farmer, advised Basil Brown that in ploughing nearby he had found substantial wall footings at a depth of 3 feet - these were eventually destroyed - at (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) (S3) (S4).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): Warren J, PSIA, 1, 75.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive : volumes.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 1911, 314.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XXX 22 ; LXXI 80.
  • <S4> (No record type): IPSMG, plans and list, M7 M103.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 27 2020 9:54PM

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