Monument record FSM 021 - Roman features at Hollow Road Farm, Fornham St Martin

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Evaluation and strip and map identified a north/south Roman boundary ditch, part of an east/west ditch and a number of pits.


Grid reference Centred TL 864 663 (22m by 30m)
Map sheet TL86NE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

2011: The evaluation phase of the project identified two north-south aligned ditches and a single pit. The strip and map directly followed the evaluation and involved the mechanical excavation of the barns footprint (approximately 30m by 50m). The strip and map identified a collection of archaeological features concentrated towards the east end of the site. The majority of the features appeared to respect one of the north-south boundary ditches (0012) observed during the evaluation. Other features comprised several fairly large pits, three ditches and a large quarry pit. Roman pottery recovered from the site mostly consisted of long-lived wares which originate from between the 2nd and 4th century with a couple of residual prehistoric sherds also being found. The evidence suggests that the site represents relatively low status rural activity during the Roman period, and that archaeological evidence is likely to be present towards the east and north-east of the development area which may include more conclusive occupation evidence (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Beverton, A, V. Archaeological Evaluation and Strip and Map Report: Hollow Road Farm, Fornham St Martin.

Finds (12)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Feb 25 2016 11:58AM

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