Monument record WYV 010 - Roman Villa

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Metal detecting followed by geophysical survey have identified a Roman villa .


Grid reference Centred TM 0492 6752 (156m by 195m)
Map sheet TM06NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

October 2006: Roman scatter including evidence for high status building/s (almost certainly villa complex), such as box tile, painted wall plaster, large and small tessera and op sig. Also pottery, oyster shells and a variety of metal detected finds (S1)(S2).
Rapid walk-over during detector rally suggested main fragmented tile scatter centred around (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s), though lesser amounts spread across field to east and south. Small group (about 5) of large tessera (cut tile) said by one detectorist to come from (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) area. Soil relatively light sandy-clay (S1).
For report & photos of finds from rally see (S2) (S3).
Finds from site (another occasion?) by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) said to include 2 Iron Age coins - 1 potin and one (silver?) rearing horse type.
For earlier detector finds from site see Portable Antiquities Database.
2007: Geophysics identified anomilies that appear to show a Villa (S4).
Also occasional Medieval finds.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Site Report. Pendleton C (SCCAS), notated map (only), 1 Oct 2006.
  • <S2> Verbal communication: Personal communication. Rose Graham (Bacton parish church council?), Oct 2006.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Email. bacton 2006.doc from Faye Minter.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Woodhouse, H.. 2007. Bacton Archaeological Survey report, 13th-26th August 2007.

Finds (12)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Nov 24 2015 4:37PM

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