Monument record MKE 004 - Roman artefact scatter of tile, including fragments of hypocaust tiles.

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Summary

Much tile including "many fragments hypocaust tiles and Romano British type tiles and two tesserae cubes found on field just across from, and west of, the church tower".

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 964 477 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL94NE
Civil Parish MONKS ELEIGH, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Much tile including "many fragments hypocaust tiles and Romano British type tiles and two tesserae cubes found on field just across from, and west of, the church tower" (S2, Basil's notes for Ipswich Museum's record maps Suffolk sheet LXXIV SW & LXXIII NE). Also suggests these finds relate to a possible building on site and records ashes in addition to other finds and adds 'site faced due south, somewhat under the hill' (S2, entry date probably 1949).
Two tesserae (S1 - note the 1977 accession date for these may relate to the material that came from Basil's collection after his death).
Hypocaust and tesserae suggest possibly part of villa complex?
Apparently built over (1983).
For another reference to Roman tile 'near the church' see church HER entry (MKE 007).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1977-40-96, 1977.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, IX, 140; XCVI, 109.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 11:36AM

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