Monument record MNL 129 - Holywell Drove, Beck Row. (Roman)

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Large scatter of Roman finds.


Grid reference Centred TL 691 789 (569m by 402m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill, Forest Heath, Suffolk


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Large scatter of Roman finds found in West half of field between 1952 and 1962 (S1,S2,S5). Finds in MIHLM.

Circa 1977 and later: Scatter of Roman pottery, coins (C3 & C4), finger rings, brooch(es), etc., found fieldwalking and metal detecting

Main concentration in West half of field, although thin scatter also in East half (S3).

1987: Fenland survey confirmed pottery scatter as above, details not yet available (S4).

See also Iron Age record.

Parish file: finds list, maps, drawings (stolen Autumn 1981, some copied)

From NHRE Record

TL 690788. A large spread of Romano-British potsherds, including colour-coated and Samian ware, nails, tiles, bricks, horns and oyster shells were found between 1952 and 1962. These finds may represent a substantial building, (S6, S5, S2).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL67NE6.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Phillips C W. 1970. The Fenland in Roman Times.
  • <S3> Map: Rains Mrs, 1977. 1977. Map of 1977 and later finds. Rains Mrs, 1977.
  • <S4> Excavation archive: Pendleton C. 1990. Fenland Survey Archive. SAU, Pendleton C, 1987.
  • <S5> Article in serial: M. D. Cra'ster, Grace Briscoe, C. F. Tebbutt and D. F. Renn. 1962. Archaeological Notes.. Briscoe Lady G, PCAS, 55, 1961, 66-67.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. OS 6" 1959.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (18)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Dec 10 2020 12:23PM

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