Monument record CSM 027 - The Driftway (Rom)

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Evaluation and monitoring revealed a series of parallel ditches.


Grid reference Centred TM 0866 3815 (81m by 78m)
Map sheet TM03NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Evaluation in 2006 revealed evidence for prehistoric, Roman and post-medieval use of the site. Roman activity was represented by a series of parallel ditches, perhaps indicating expansion or contraction of fields or other boundaries. Between the laying down of the prehistoric and Roman features a thick deposit of hillwash had accumulated within the south-western corner of the site, due to soil-creep possibly associated with deforestation or ploughing in the later prehistoric period (S1).
2008: monitoring revealed up to eight separate ditches, all on a north-north-west to south-south-east alignment, were identified. One of the ditches contained Roman pottery and all are parallel to other ditches identified during the evaluation and dated to the Roman period. Considerable quantities of fired clay or burnt daub were recovered from one of the ditches and small amounts of fired clay were found in some of the other ditches and from a large pit of at least 1m depth, possibly indicating settlement or industrial activity in the vicinity (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Meredith, J.. 2006. Archaeological Evaluation Report. The Driftway, Capel St Mary.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Atfield, R.. 2008. Monitoring Report Generic. Meredith J, SCCAS 2008/206.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jul 31 2012 1:08PM

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