Monument record SKT 018 - Phase 3, Roman (Rom)

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Summary

Evaluation and excavation identified a Roman enclosure, post and slot building, a villa, wells, ovens, field system and burials.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0592 5854 (272m by 351m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM05NE
Civil Parish STOWMARKET, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (11)

Full Description

Surface finds, undefined extent. A large amount of tile, including tegulae, box and floor types. Pottery including samian, plain and decorated, mainly Central and East Gaulish, a few fragments of colour coated ware (? Colchester), a Dressel 20 amphora rim and micaceous grey wares (including flanged rim bowl forms). One of the tile fragments has pre-firing scratched letters or marks on it (S1).
1995: Metal detector finds include five coins, silver finger ring with inscription - DEOMER (to the God Mercury), bronze finger ring, possible mirror fragment and Colchester type brooch. Details in (S1).
Metal deteting in Jan 2001 revealed 3 brooches. Details in (S2).
Autumn 2001: Fieldwalking and metal detector survey recorded a concentration of Romano-British pottery, tile and brick within the central western part of the site, corresponding with the previously defined artefact scatter. A small quantity of Iron Age sherds were also recovered (S3).
May 2002: Trial trenched evaluations across field - summary in (S4).
Late 2002-2003 Excavation identified a Roman enclosure on a similar axis to the earlier Iron Age enclosure, and settlement comprising of timber buildings, wells, ovens/kilns fences and cobbled surfaces. Later Roman features including a substancial masonary building and possible bath house. Also Co-axial field systems were recorded (S5).
2002: Excavation on the road corridor to the south of the site identified discreate roman features including a quarry pit, ditches, a threshing floor and two possible round houses (S6).
Also see SKT 018 Iron Age

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Unpublished document: Nicholson, K.. 2006. A Late Iron Age and Romano-British Farmstead at Cedars Park, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
  • --- Unpublished document: Nichols, K, O'Brien Leonora. 2004. Cedars Park, Stowmarket, Post Excavation Assessment and Updated Project Design.
  • <S1> (No record type): Whitehead Paul, per SAU (JP) finds reports, drawings, 1994.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: finds report (S3).
  • <S2> Digital archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Portable Antiquities Database. Whitehead, P., per Geake, H., SCCAS. sf682/5366-68. Jan 2001..
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Gardner, R.. 2001. Phase III, Cedars Park, Stowmarket. An Archaeological Evaluation (field walking and metal detector survey).
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Gardner, R. 2002. Phase III Cedars Park, Stowmarket, An archaeological Evaluation (earthwork survey and trial trenching).
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Britchfield D. 2003. Cedars Park, Stowmarket, Suffolk, Development Phase III (excavation area E) Archaeological Excavation Interim Site Narrative.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Keir, W and Wotherspoon M. 2002. Road Corridor, South of Phase III, Cedars Park, Stowmarket, Suffolk, An Archaeological Excavation.

Finds (17)

Protected Status/Designation

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Apr 7 2016 10:09AM

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