Monument record SAL 001 - Bath house, remains of two rooms each 10 feet long and circa 8 feet wide, with two small plunge baths. (Rom)

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Summary

Bath house, remains of two rooms each 10 feet long and circa 8 feet wide, with two small plunge baths.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1308 5964 (51m by 50m)
Map sheet TM15NW
Civil Parish STONHAM ASPAL, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Sept 1962 - Spring 1965: excavation following discovery during of sewerage tranch in February 1962, of Bath house, remains of two rooms each 10 feet long and circa 8 feet wide, with two small plunge baths. Several phases of reconstruction, possible apsidal end in original plan, flue re-located in different phases. Construction included flint, septarian nodules, tile, mortar in walls; tile and opus signinum floors. Hypocaust pillars survived but not the floor above. Painted wall plaster and window glass found, also box and roofing tiles and a single stone roofing tile. Two ditches were associated with the building.
Finds mainly C3-C4 including 7 coins (Antoninus Pius - Tetricus); samian, colour coated (? Nene Valley) - complete barbotine scroll beaker, Oxford mortarium, BB1, coarse wares including flanged rim bowls; bronze tweezers, earring, buckle, mirror handle, box fitting; iron knives, key, hook, bone pins, shale bracelet fragments, iron folding knife with bone handle in form of an ape; glass beaker and other vessel fragments. Animal bones, predominantly cattle (S1).
Aug/Sept 1994: see Monitoring Report 95/49 (S2).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): Smedley N & Owles E, A Romano British Bath-House at Stonham Aspal, PSIA 30, 1966, (3), 221-251.
  • <R1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 964-45; 963-22; 962-126, 25.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S2).
  • <R2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM15NW8.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. SAU, Newman J, Monitoring Report 95/49, February 1995.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 28 2020 12:45PM

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