Monument record CDD 022 - Roman finds and features, Vicarage Farm (Rom)

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Scatter of metalwork rather widespread, brooches, coins, buckles, strap fitting, pottery and metal working debris, found metal detecting, see details.


Grid reference Centred TM 1235 5454 (526m by 346m) Centred on
Map sheet TM15SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Scatter, rather widespread, found metal detecting. Brooch fragments, two coins (Constantinian), lion head stud (S1).
Further metalwork - brooches, coins etc - found in intensive metal detecting, although less densely occurring than the Sax material (S1). Excavation of a small area revealed IA and ESax occupation evidence only (S2).
Continued metalwork finds include C3-C4 coins - some pierced for suspension, brooches, toilet implement - ?toothpick etc (S3). 1990: field to S also produced one body sherd grey ware & seven (Preh) flint flakes during watching brief for sewer pipeline (S4). Finds in store. Undated ditch, 3m wide running SW-NE at TM 1254 5426 and small ? burnt black patch 58m further to NW (S5).
1991: Military type buckle among further metalwork.
1991/2/3/4: Further metal detected objects, see (S6).
February 1999: Magnetometer survey by Peter Cott. For results (minimal) see (S7).
2003: Geophysical survey and part excavation of site included a few Unstrat Rom finds. Details in SCCAS Report 2003/66.
2004: metal working debris, lava quern. (S8)
Also Un, Preh, IA , Sax, Rom, Med & PMed. & Un.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <S1> (No record type): Cummings D & Murrell P (IMDC), per Ipswich, 1988.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: finds reports, drawings, (S4), (S5), (S6).
  • <S2> (No record type): Carr R & Caruth J, SAU, 1988.
  • <M2> (No record type): Photographs: CAP 19-23 & 36.
  • <S3> (No record type): Cummings D & Murrell P (IMDC), per Ipswich, 1989.
  • <S4> (No record type): SAU, Newman J, note & map, April 1990.
  • <S5> (No record type): SAU, Plouviez J, note & map, April 1990.
  • <S6> (No record type): Cummings D & Murrell P (IMDC) per SAU (JP), finds reports, May 1991, June 1992, January 1993, 1994, .
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. Cott P J, Geophysics Survey Report, PJC/45, February 1999, ill.
  • <S8> Digital archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Portable Antiquities Database. Plunkett T, SCCAS 2004.

Finds (16)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Oct 25 2022 2:37PM

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