Monument record IKL 063 - Kiln Field, Iklingham

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Within larger scheduled Roman site, IKL 020.


Grid reference Centred TL 7832 7192 (54m by 55m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL77SE


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Within larger scheduled Roman site, IKL 020 (S8).

February 1958: TL 7833 7193 Large "tessera, red & white on surface after trenching" (S1-S4). Mis-sited to TL 7832 7183 by OS (S5). These tesserae confirmed as being seen in this area by the late Colonel Browning. An area of 250 square metres excavated to establish extent of Christian complex (IKL 033), investigate tesserae scatter and section roadline (IKL 064). The road was 7.5m wide with some packed gravel surface surviving and a ditch on the N edge. Two cremations in pots were found one with an accompanying pottery cup, ? late C1. Eight C4 inhumations indicated the NE limit of the Christian cemetery. the remainder of the area contained apparently domestic occupation - clay spreads, postholes, a cobbled area - and numerous tesserae in a disturbed ? hill-wash accumulated context. Finds were predominantly later Rom - coins Antoninus Pius - Valentinian (few), mainly late C3 - mid C4. A large pit just S of the road was not completely excavated - ? a well (S6,S7). Details in excavation archive, also photos.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> Cartographic materials: Lady G Briscoe. MIHLM, 6 inch record map. MIHLM, Correspondents 6 inch record map, G Briscoe entry, February 1958.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Lady Grace Briscoe. Grace Briscoe archive. Briscoe G, Sketch map & drawing in diary for February 1958.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Council for British Archaeology. 1957. Council for British Archaeology Group 7: Bulletin of archaeological discoveries. CBA, Gp 7 bulletin, 5, 1958, 6.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and E. J. Owles. 1958. Archaeology in Suffolk 1958.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL77SE33.
  • <S6> Excavation archive: SAU, Plouviez J. 1977. IKL 063. SAU, Plouviez J, excavation archive, 1977.
  • <S7> Bibliographic reference: 1978. Britannia IX. Britannia IX, 448, 1978.
  • <S8> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S9> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Feb 18 2021 10:24AM

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