Monument record SNT 001 - Stanton Chare; Stanton Chair (Sax)

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Scheduled Monument. Saxon finds from Roman villa.


Grid reference Centred TL 955 743 (360m by 522m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL97SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Whilst excavating the Roman villa, Basil Brown found a curious shaped handled cup and a clay ring or loom weight in August 1938. After finding portions of 2 bowls and 7 jars, a strike-a-light, a dress pin of iron that had possibly had a silvered head, 2 bone awls, a bone toggle and a bone thread picker (pin-beater), Basil made an entry on his OS map:- "Further evidence confirms conclusions of Anglo-Saxon occupation near villa." (S1).
In September 1938, two furnaces were excavated and an extensive layer of iron slag and Brown assumed that iron-making had taken place here (Rooms 8 and 9 on the site plan) and Balkwill comes to the same conclusion (S1) (S2).
1980: A pair of wrist clasps, a lipped stud and another bronze object were found metal detecting on the villa field by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)(S3).
Also IA & Rom (S4).
Scheduled Monument.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XCVI, 226, XCVII, 13, map 18, card index 355.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, map, card index.
  • <M2> (No record type): Excavation archive: Balkwill C, excavation report, Ms.
  • <S2> (No record type): Balkwill C, Roman Villa at Stanton Chair, unpublished.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU Plouviez J, SMR card.
  • <M3> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: drawing, letter NAU.
  • <M4> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <M5> (No record type): AP: (S5).
  • <S5> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, AP, CP/97/40/17, July 1997.

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Record last edited

Apr 6 2021 6:38PM

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