Monument record HNY 011 - Walnut Tree Farm - Fields 240, 241 (Rom)

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Summary

On fields 240 (Lost Field) and 241 during land drainage operations, Basil Brown found indications of a Roman settlement, October/November 1957.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 018 774 (207m by 213m)
Map sheet TM07NW
Civil Parish HINDERCLAY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

On fields 240 (Lost Field) and 241 during land drainage operations, Basil Brown found indications of a Roman settlement, October/November 1957. The site lies towards Walnut Tree Farm on the southern edge of these fields and much black earth was in evidence. A ditch 3 feet deep by 4 feet 6 inches wide was excavated; black earth, grey ash, pottery, bones oyster shells etc. Nearby, the remains of a wall and a hearth were found together with pottery sherds, including one of Samian, mostly of C1 AD. Further draining in November 1958 produced more pottery. At a later date, Basil Brown visited the fields after deep ploughing and commented that a good deal of calcined flint could be seen on the east near the road and a few Med sherds found in this area (S1,S2,S3).
Thin scatter of finds including a "wheel" type brooch from (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s), pottery sherds and coins (C2 and 307-318), found mainly in S part of area (S4).
Also Sax & Med.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, card index, map.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XII, 13-15; LXXXIX, 44; XCVII, 48; card index 171; map 21.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 957-150.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: finds report, map.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 27, (3), 1958, 181.
  • <S4> (No record type): Smith A, 1990.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2016 2:33PM

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