Monument record WGN 005 - Bargate Farm, Worlington

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A spread of dark soil at Bargate Farm, Worlington included quantities of Roman pottery, tiles and brick plus oyster shells and bones. The finds have been suggested to represent the site of a villa, although this is highly conjectural. The site is not included in Scott's gazetteer of Roman villas. It has been suggested that the hoard of agricultural implements found nearby (TL 67 SE 16) may be connected with this site.


Grid reference Centred TL 683 742 (220m by 178m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL67SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

From NHRE record

TL 684743. Sited from Lady Briscoe's 6" (S5)

"Worlington Bargate Farm: spread of dark soil TL682742- TL 684743 with much pottery, including Samian and Castor ware, oyster shells, tiles, brick, bones etc (a). Probably the hoard of agricultural implements from TL 684739 relates to this site which may be a villa (Mildenhall Mus). (S6,S7)

No surface indications, area under crop. Not perambulated. (S8)

2015: A fragment of a copper alloy early Roman wide cuff bracelet was identified during metal detecting. The bracelet consists of a broad strip with expanded terminals. The outer face is decorated with two central beaded bands and a floret at the terminal consisting of four oval petals and a ring-and-dot between each petal and in the centre (S3). Included in the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History annual round up of individual finds and discoveries 2015 (S4).

Sources/Archives (12)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL67SE30.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Lady Grace Briscoe. Grace Briscoe archive. Briscoe Lady G, diary for 1959, 9 & 11 June.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Portable Antiquities Database. SF-F57545.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Minter, F. 2016. Archaeology in Suffolk 2015.
  • <S5> Cartographic materials: MIHLM. 6 inch record map.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Phillips C W. 1970. The Fenland in Roman Times.
  • <S7> Photograph: RAF. (RAF/106G/UK 1718/3012-3 6 9 46).
  • <S8> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 CDA 13-JUL-76.
  • <S9> Bibliographic reference: Scott, E. 1993. A gazetteer of Roman villas in Britain.
  • <S10> Article in serial: M. D. Cra'ster, Grace Briscoe, C. F. Tebbutt and D. F. Renn. 1962. Archaeological Notes..
  • <S11> Bibliographic reference: CBA. 1959. CBA, Group 7, Bulletin 6, 1959, 8.
  • <S12> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (8)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 17 2020 10:08AM

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