Monument record IPS 013 - Romano British Cemetary, Dales Road, Bolton & Pipe's Brickfield; Knightsdale Road, (IAS 8007, IAS 8008).

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Cemetery, inhumations, extended, head usually oriented to the East.


Grid reference Centred TM 1545 4652 (82m by 66m)
Map sheet TM14NE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

c.1909-c.1938: Monitoring of the Brickfield revealed burials as part of a cemetery, inhumations, extended, oriented generally head to East and at least one cremation. Six with skulls between feet. At least one North - South, accompanied by four pots, one glass vessel and one cylindrical leaden casket. Coffin nails. Grave goods include pottery, colour coated beakers, two glass beakers. Portions of baked clay cylindrical weights found close to a group of graves presumably associated with a burial. A pot of 'signal station ware', probably shell-gritted (as Huntcliff calcite-gritted in East Yorks) is described as found near one of the decapitated burials and containing burnt human bone - the rarity of 4th century cremation was noted. (S1). Digital photo from Ipswich Museum of probably this pot received 2013.
Approximately 700m from Castle Hill Villa, IPS 015. Found during mineral extraction from brick pit.

June 1990: Trenched evaluation and later watching brief of area at TM 1548 4653 failed to locate any archaeology - details in (S2, S8).

1990: Geotechnical test pitting and borehole survey, (S7).

See also (S3-S6).

See also IPS 010 - be wary of confusion over identification and event attribution.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • --- Unpublished document: IPSMG. Ipswich Museum Extension Books.
  • <S1> Article in serial: Moir, J. R. and G. Maynard. 1933. The Roman villa at Castle Hill, Whitton, Ipswich. PSIA, 21, (3), 1933, 256- 262, ill, map.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Newman J. 1990. Knightsdale Road, Ipswich, Field Report.
  • <S3> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 1931-43, 1931-44, 1931-45, 1931-46, 1932.126, 1935.80.
  • <S4> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 8007, IAS 8008.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM14NE3 (can't locate card 18 July 1994).
  • <S6> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 8007, IAS 8008.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Williams, M.. 1990. Ipswich, Wharfedale Road,.
  • <S8> Unpublished document: 1990. Knightsdale Road, Ipswich, Field Report.
  • <S9> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (5)

Record last edited

May 5 2021 11:26AM

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