Monument record FEX 043 - Findspot of a Roman burial ground.

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Summary

SIA Quarterly Meeting, June 13, 1850: "The Rev Professor Henslow exhibited a few articles procured by himself from the RB burial ground at Felixstowe, a section of which is exposed by the falling of the cliff.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 323 361 (254m by 284m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM33NW
Civil Parish FELIXSTOWE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

SIA Quarterly Meeting, June 13, 1850: "The Rev Professor Henslow exhibited a few articles procured by himself from the RB burial ground at Felixstowe, a section of which is exposed by the falling of the cliff. Among them were four bronze armlets... found with two skeletons" (S5)(R3). Rom burial ground (site of) at TM 3236 3613 (S1)(R2). Area defined after (S1)(S6).
Further finds in 1853 (S1) (?probable same).
April - June 1961-2: Proposal for `experimental excavations' at `site 2, TM 323 361 Roman burial ground (alleged) and Norman remains' (S4).

A hollow bronze Roman military cart fitting in the form of an eagle's head rising from leaves or petals and grasping a sphere in its beak (S7). A less ornate but more complete example from Butley was illustrated in 'Archaeology in Suffolk 2007'. Found near to the area of coast where late Roman burials were excavated in the 1850s (see above) (S8).

Sources/Archives (11)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: Carver, M.O.H.. 2005. Sutton Hoo: A seventh-century princely burial ground and its context.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM33NW4.
  • <R1> (No record type): Henlsow Rev Prof J S, paper read before the Cambrige Antiq Soc, c.1850.
  • <R2> (No record type): RONB, 1:2500, 1902.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1921-52.63?.
  • <S3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Felixstowe Gen, undated.
  • <S4> (No record type): Felixstowe Archaeological Movement Journal, 1 pt 3, 1960, 40.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 1, 1851, 218.
  • <S6> (No record type): OS, 1:10560 maps, 1926 & 1938.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Portable Antiquities Database.
  • <S8> Article in serial: Brown, A., Martin, E.A. & Plouviez, J.. 2010. Archaeology in Suffolk 2009. XXXXII (2).

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May 13 2016 9:40AM

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