Monument record MNL 066 - Rookery Farm, Beck Row.

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Roman pottery scatter.


Grid reference Centred TL 690 786 (50m by 50m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill, Forest Heath, Suffolk


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Roman pottery scatter.

`Rookery Farm, Beck Row (TL 690 785). Ploughing revealed Romano-British sherds, colour-coated ware with barbotine decoration, a large amphora handle and a fragment of red deer antler (Grace, Lady Briscoe)' (S4,S5,S6). Findspot recorded as TL 690 786 on OS card (S2), but clearly TL 6910 7860 (centring on) on original Briscoe map (S1).

In 1972 no evidence of Rom habitation found in the area (TL 690 786?), though farmer has found Rom occupation debris at these sites (S2). In 1987, area fieldwalked for Fenland Survey, found only slight traces of Rom material from TL 691 786 area (S3).

From NHRE Record:

TL 690785. A scatter of Romano-british potsherds, including an amphora handle, teeth of a horse and cow and a portion of red deer antler were found after ploughing. (S6-S8)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> Cartographic materials: Lady G Briscoe. 1960, 1961. MIHLM, 6 inch record map.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL67NE6D.
  • <S3> Excavation archive: Pendleton C. 1990. Fenland Survey Archive. SAU, Pendleton C, Fenland Survey Archive, 1987.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and E. J. Owles. 1961. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1961. XXIX.1, pp. 91–102..
  • <S5> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Romano-British, 1961.
  • <S6> Article in serial: M. D. Cra'ster, Grace Briscoe, C. F. Tebbutt and D. F. Renn. 1962. Archaeological Notes..
  • <S7> Map: Ordnance Survey. OS 6" 1959.
  • <S8> Bibliographic reference: Phillips C W. 1970. The Fenland in Roman Times.
  • <S9> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Dec 10 2020 12:38PM

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