Monument record CDD 016 - Coddenham Baylham Roman Site

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Scheduled Monument - The site of two Roman forts immediately to south of CDD 003, see details.


Grid reference Centred TM 114 526 (327m by 425m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM15SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Forts .
Within large settlement area CDD 003 (S1).
Cropmarks of: a. Triple ditched rhomboid enclosure, similar in shape to PKM 005 (interior width circa 220m).
B. Inner multi-ditched enclosure, two corners visible, ? Rectangular, lying in SW corner of larger fort. Bisected by N-S road line (Caister road). Pits etc. visible within the area.
C19 finds including mirror case with cremation and wall probably came from this area of the site - see CDD 003 CRN 04313 for details.
Air photographs (OS) showed large double ditched fort by 1957 (R2). Identification of two multiple ditched forts by R Farrands in 1975-1976 (see S3 for 1961 Farrands AP) led to extension of scheduled area to include these completely (S1).
Finds from the adjacent areas (CDD 003, 009, 017) indicate probable pre-Roman and substantial early Roman activity.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <R1> (No record type): SAU, AP AJE 13, AJN 4-12.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <R2> (No record type): OS, AP 75.336.066 & 067.
  • <M2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: SAU AJE 13, AJN 4-12, CUCAP CME 28 & 33.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, APs CME 28 & 33, 18 June 1980.
  • <M3> (No record type): SAM file : scheduled area, extension area, letter S E Rigold.
  • <S3> Photograph: Farrands. Air Photograph. Farrands R H, AP, 50, 23 July 1961.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

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Record last edited

May 9 2018 3:13PM

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