Monument record ISM 038 - Roman pottery, Boundary Farm

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Rom pottery found at a depth of 2 feet during drainage operations. Formerly recorded as ISM MISC


Grid reference Centred TM 35 83 (1000m by 1000m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM38SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1938. Boundary Farm. Rom pottery found at a depth of 2 feet during drainage operations (Eng C W C Rogers, Boundary Farm, Ilketshall St Mary, per R R Clarke) (S1).
In Great Gates Field, Boundary Farm in 1938, two sites in heavy soil, Mr G Rogers found Rom pottery sherds at one site on field. Second site consisted of good sized patch of calcined flints to a depth of 2 feet, which he thought was a possible kiln site, period unknown.
In 1950 Mr Rogers confirmed the 1938 finding and advised that in another field a half mile away, there was a much more pronounced site with evidence of blackened earth and stones, which had been subjected to heat. Basil Brown advised Gilbert Burroughs who visited the new site and confirmed the indications in March 1962. Exact locations are not possible for these fields, although a sketch map of Great Gates field, with sites, exists in the archive (S2).
This site may partly be in Rumburgh.

Formerly recorded as ISM MISC

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, card index.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Ilketshall St Mary, undated.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, VIII, 131; XCVIII, 59; card 189.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 3 2019 9:17PM

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