Monument record SXT 002 - Roman road and occupation site/s.

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Roman road and occupation site/s.


Grid reference Centred TM 2601 6466 (1574m by 843m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM26SE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Roman road and occupation site/s.
1972: Two sections were dug across the course of the Roman Road (Margary 34b) at TM 2626 6478 and 2620 6476. Gravel road with flanking ditches 21 feet apart and 3 feet wide. A pit cutting one ditch contained three sherds of C4 colour-coated wares (R1)(R4).
1980: Surface finds of pottery and coins (mainly C3 and C4) made at (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)(see parish file).
1982: Bronze Mars figurine. Figure looking right, right arm raised, helmeted, naked, left knee bent; enamelled disc brooch, conical with blue and white (?) zones of enamel radiating from centre; two dolphin brooches, found with a metal detector by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s).
Course of Rom road extending between parish boundaries at TM 2679 6507 (continues as FML 013) and TM 2522 6423 (continues as ESO 001).
Area of occupation site/s lost from HBSMR mapping with digitisation in 2002 - remapped April 2009.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <R1> (No record type): Owles E, 'A Roman Road at Saxtead', PSIA, 32, 1972, (3), 272-273, 288.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff, 1982, PSIA, 35, 1983, (3), 231.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: finds report.
  • <R2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM26SE8.
  • <R3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1971-160, 1972-148.
  • <R4> (No record type): IPSMG, section drawing, M145, 1972.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 23 2009 4:20PM

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