Monument record EXG 002 - Near Pinewood Stud, Newmarket

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Summary

Roman well.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 6256 6472 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL66SW
Civil Parish NEWMARKET, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish EXNING, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Roman well. Noticed in 1948 as subsidence, investigated by bomb squad, `but digging was abandoned when it turned out to be a well, containing Roman pottery'. In the vicinity of other Romanmaterial (S6).

(TL 62566471) ROMAN WELL (R) (site of) (NAT) (S1)

A small subsidence noticed in 1948 proved to be a well containing Roman pottery, the site of which is now marked by a patch of nettles.

There are now no traces of the sites of these wells, the former falling within a pasture field and the latter within an afforested area. Nothing visible on OS air photographs. (S3)

See also EXG 001, 023.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Map: Ordnance Survey. OS 6" 1959.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Johnston, D.E.. 1959. A Roman Well at Exning, Suffolk. Johnston D E, PCAS, 52, 1959, 19.
  • <S3> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. 1963. Aerial Photograph, RAF 2F22/543/2409 0197-8.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL66SW3.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XCVIII, 39.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Dec 9 2020 12:43PM

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