Monument record LKH 011 - Roman site; Roman field; Rearing field; Turkey Farm

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Summary

Buildings etc.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 728 829 (405m by 939m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (8)

Full Description

Buildings etc., scatter. In multi-period site LKH 072. Sherds scatter over area circa 300m in diameter (defined 1949)(S3)(R1).
Finds from N of two main fields, known as `The Roman site' or `Roman Field' up to 1945 described in (S8).
In 1948-1949 Grace Briscoe excavated area of cropmarks & Rom scatter in S (Rearing) field, by trenches and open area. Found chalk floors and wall, posthole structure (?), ditch system to SW, chalk structures, hearths and occupation soil. Various finds listed in (S1) dateable to mainly C3 & C4, include mixed pottery including Samian, colour coated, shell gritted andWest Stow type wares, 43 coins, a bronze small hanging vessel (S7) possibly a censer ?, fantail and `rod-bow type' brooches, a bronze patera and pin etc (S1)(S2).
Later finds include a bronze C3-C4 key found by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)'.
See also LKH 019, 020, 062 (within 011 scatter area).
See also LKH 012 (further occupation to S of scatter).
Within multiperiod site LKH 072. Also a `wheel-brooch', reputedly from the (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s), in Cambridge Museum (S4)(R2) and a `votive axe' - miniature handled bronze axe, 4.1cms long (cf LKH 018 and LKH 109 - in next field), found with metal detector by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) (S5).
1978: (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) located `8 to 10 kilns in area of Rom site (011) after fields ploughed deeper than usual'. Identified on surface by reddened soil and fired clay kiln fragments. Three excavated by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) - see LKH 061 and 062, third contained no pottery (S6), see LKH 019 for further excavated kiln within this site and LKH 073 for kiln in field to W. N.B. See Arttype for full list of artefacts.

Sources/Archives (12)

  • <R1> (No record type): PCAS, 42, 1949, 93, (ill).
  • <S1> (No record type): riscoe Lady G, A Romano-British site at Lakenheath, PSIA, 26, 1953, (2), 69-84, (ill).
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: map (stolen Autumn 1981), map (1988), copy (S4).
  • <R2> (No record type): Cambridge Museum catalogue, 76, 1588, 1976?.
  • <M2> (No record type): Photographs: AKX 22,23.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW1.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW5.
  • <S4> (No record type): Green M, correspondence, 1981.
  • <S5> (No record type): BSEMH, card 1981-242, 1981.
  • <S6> (No record type): Morley R, September 1988.
  • <S7> (No record type): SAU, Photographs AKX 22,23, Jan 1980.
  • <S8> (No record type): Briscoe G, PCAS, 41, 1948, 67-70, (ill).

Finds (22)

Protected Status/Designation

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Jun 24 2014 11:57AM

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