Monument record HLY 095 - Roman salt production site or 'saltern'.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 35552 43469 (116m by 110m)|
|Civil Parish||HOLLESLEY, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
A Roman salt production site or 'saltern' is visible as a 'red hill' on aerial photographs, centred on TM 35554346 to the south of Hollesley village. There are two areas of red soil, the smallest covering an area roughly 37m in diameter and the largest, to the north-east, covering an area of roughly 83m in diameter. The site is located on reclaimed land. (S1-S3) The interpretation of the soilmarks was confirmed during a site visit by Linzi Everett of Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service on the 4th March 2004. The finds were described as a huge spread, around 170m by 100m, with concentrations of briquetage in different places, in a field called Red Marsh. (S4) The full finds report was not available at the time the record was compiled. (S6)
- <S1> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3543/29 (21835/02) 19-OCT-2002.
- <S2> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3543/43 (23282/25) 25-SEP-2003.
- <S3> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3543/47 (23282/29) 25-SEP-2003.
- <S4> SXS50121 Verbal communication: Everett, L.. 2002. Linzi Everett - Verbal Communication. Linzi Everett 05/03/04.
- <S5> SXS50100 Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 19/03/04.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jul 30 2013 1:45PM