Monument record KSS 090 - Possible Romano-British villa complex

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Summary

Linear ditches and rectilinear enclosures are visible as cropmarks and soilmarks on aerial photographs, on land to the east of Coopers Lane, Kessingland. A Roman date has been suggested for the large double ditched enclosure due to the recovery of Roman tile from the site (SHER KSS 011 and KSS 013) and several other Roman finds including a horse and rider brooch and a disc brooch (SHER KSS Misc), and since it appears to exhibit possible internal structures this is thought to represent a villa complex.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5263 8557 (458m by 337m)
Map sheet TM58NW
Civil Parish KESSINGLAND, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

June 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
Linear ditches and possible enclosures are visible as cropmarks and soilmarks on aerial photographs (S1-S2), on land to the east of Coopers Lane, Kessingland.
A Roman date has been suggested for the large double ditched enclosure due to the recovery of Roman tile from the site (SHER KSS 011 and KSS 013) and many other Roman finds including a horse and rider brooch and a disc brooch (SHER KSS Misc), and since it appears to exhibit internal structures this is thought to represent a villa complex. Similar villa sites have been recognised in previous NMP mapping of Norfolk, adjacent to the Peddar’s Way at Fring (NHER 1659 and 1661).
Further elements of a possible Romano-British field system have been recorded to the north and east (SHER KSS 091 and KSS 092).
E. Ford (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 19th June 2014.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. OS/80067 V 017-018 10-MAY-1980 (EHA).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 21-MAY-2011 ACCESSED 29-MAY-2014.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 27 2016 10:43AM

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