Monument record WHR 037 - Bourne Hill, Ski Centre (Rom)

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Summary

Two pottery kilns, both double-flued, overlying LIA enclosure ditch excavated in area of proposed quarry.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1581 4136 (160m by 163m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM14SE
Civil Parish WHERSTEAD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Two pottery kilns, both double-flued, overlying LIA enclosure ditch excavated in area of proposed quarry. Also part of a later Rom (C2+) enclosure with entrance on the E side. Undated features included posthole groups and small pits (S1). The kiln products include stamped copies of terra nigra bowls, ring and dot bekers, flagons, mortaria, jars etc, probably made within the period AD 50-80 (S2). Other finds include a few coins (Claudius I, Faustina II, Constantine I), two colchester type and three colchester derivative brooches. A group of IA type triangular loom weights were associated with the kilns, probably products and possibly used as kiln furniture (S1).
See also WHR 003 for previous finds of Rom pottery.
Also Neo, IA and Sax.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 37(2), 1989, p. 164.
  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, 1989-1990.
  • <M1> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: East Anglian Archaeology. Gill D et al (SCCAS), Roman pottery manufacture at Bourne Hill, Wherstead, EAA Occ Paper 9, 2001.

Finds (8)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 7 2014 1:25PM

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