Monument record MNL 509 - Houses on Halifax, Wellington and Dakota Roads

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Monitoring of building alterations uncovered evidence of Roman occupation.


Grid reference Centred TL 68167 77521 (115m by 177m) (2 map features)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill, Forest Heath, Suffolk


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The monitoring of rebuilding work on military housing at RAF Mildenhall uncovered a concentration of ditches. The pottery included local and regional coarsewares with forms identified which date from the mid 2nd century onwards, and provincially traded later Roman specialist wares from Nene Valley, Much Hadham (Herts.) and possible sources in the S and E Midlands. Although the finds are predominantly from the 3rd/4th centuries, stratigraphically earlier ditches which produced few finds were also exposed. The small scale of the works, however, precludes a proper understanding of the site. Evidence (large quantities of Roman pottery) suggests a phase of activity in the Roman period.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: Tester, A.. 2002. Archaeological Monitoring Report: Mildenhall Housing., Mildenhall.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Atfield, R.. 2008. Monitoring Report Generic. Tester, A., SCCAS. Monitoring report No. 2002/17, February 2002..

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 14 2022 3:00PM

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