Roman building SW of Lake Farm


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Late Iron Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Suffolk County Council

District Council

St Edmundsbury Borough Council


Rushbrooke with Rougham

Parliamentary Constituency

Bury St Edmunds

Grid Reference

OV901901 (590136, 261449)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.218, 0.7837

Nearest Postcode

IP30 9JS

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The site of a building, possibly a Roman villa, south west of Lake Farm. Traces of a building were discovered in 1843, the remains comprising a floor of "pounded tiles and mortar". Between 1975 and 1979, field survey resulted in the recovery of quantities of material from the surface of the ploughed field. Finds included painted plaster, tesserae, coins, pottery, roof tiles, glass, oyster shells, plus large flints and stone. In 1975, a pit was found nearby (under Water Cottage) which contained tile, pottery, and human and animal bones (these finds are in Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds: accession number 1975-13). In 1976, an amphora handle stamped L IVN, the torso of a bronze figurine, and a plain bronze brooch were found in ploughsoil. These are also in Moyse's Hall Museum (accession number 1976-38). A vague cropmark of probable wall foundations with possible internal subdivisions is visible on an aerial photograph. The site has been scheduled, and is suggested to represent a winged or courtyard villa. The coins date only to the 3rd and 4th centuries, although the pottery ranges from the late Iron Age to the 4th century AD.

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