Monument record HNY 013 - Fields North of Hinderclay Wood

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During drainage work four areas of dark soil, hearths and Roman pottery were found, suggesting a kiln site.


Grid reference Centred TM 0205 7624 (379m by 398m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM07NW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Basil Brown advised by estate bailiff, Mr Willy, of black patches on two fields to (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s). During drainage in October 1957, he excavated one of four patches (two in each field) and revealed hearth 2 feet 6 inches below surface which contained sooty black earth and Rom pottery described as sherds of coarse red and buff ware. Brown describes this as a pottery making site and queries the existence of a hut in one of the black earth areas near the excavated hearth (S1)(S2)(S3).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, IV, 140; XII, 10; map 23a.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, map.
  • <S2> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 957-153.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 27, 1957, (3), 181.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 21 2021 12:56PM

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