Roman villa SE of Lidgate


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English Heritage

County Council

Suffolk County Council

District Council

St Edmundsbury Borough Council



Parliamentary Constituency

West Suffolk

Grid Reference

OV732732 (573159, 257096)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.1845, 0.533198

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Site of a Roman winged-corridor villa with a buttressed outbuilding discovered via air photography and surface finds. Roman material was ploughed up in 1971, and subsequent air photographs featured cropmarks representing an east-west orientated villa circa 52 metres. A nearby outbuilding 24.5 metres by 8.25 metres has buttresses. A possible boundary ditch is also visible. A sewerage trench dug through the site in 1975 revealed mortar and flint foundations and some opus signinum. The site, when visited by the Ordnance Survey in 1975, was marked by a dense scatter of building debris and other finds including imbrices, tegulae, tesserae, brick, plaster and potsherds. Earlier finds from the area include a fibula, coins of Constantine, Probus and Pertinax, and bronze figures of an eagle or hawk and of Hercules.

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