Monument record HTC 013 - The Plains Farm (Rom)

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Summary

Scatter : coins brooches, found with metal detector in ploughsoil. Also large quantities of Roman tile and a few tesserae found fieldwalking suggest villa or significant building.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9932 5378 (66m by 58m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL95SE
Civil Parish HITCHAM, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Scatter : coins brooches, found with metal detector in ploughsoil. Also large quantities of Roman tile and a few tesserae found fieldwalking suggest villa or significant building.
10 coins, date range Antoninus Pius to AD 341. 2 brooches (Colchester II and III La Tene III).
Large group of Roman finds found with a metal detector in ploughsoil. These include 4 silver coins (3 of Septimus Severus AD 193-211 & 1 of Antoninus Pius AD 147-161), just possibly a scattered hoard; 129 bronze coins, Vespasian through to the 340s. Several brooches and other pieces of metalwork, pottery (Samian, Nene Valley and shell-gritted); roofing tiles and box tiles (including unusual tegulae with combed under surfaces). Possible traces of bronze working (S1).
2005: metal detecting, fieldwalking and geophysics surveys - summary in (S2).
(N.B. For full list of artefacts see Arttype)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, 1989.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: finds report & drawings.
  • <M2> (No record type): Photograph:.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH, 41, 2006, 'Archaeology in Suffolk 2005: Archaeol surveys', 241.

Finds (26)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 23 2014 4:13PM

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