Monument record MCC8790 - Wick Farm

Summary

Roman settlement gradually revealed during gravel works with little organised investigation.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 046 193 (1231m by 667m) (FCE)
Map sheet TM01NW
Civil Parish FINGRINGHOE, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

Map

Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Roman settlement gradually revealed during gravel works with little organised investigation. Possibly an early camp for much of the material is early. It consists of Claudian-Neronian material from pits, parts of a cemetery, two timber-lined wells and a possible landing place. There were also at least three Roman houses with hypocausts and tessalated pavements and a bronze vessel. <1> One of the houses was partially excavated by Hull in 1936 and although it contained a hypocaust, it was of poor quality. <2> Imported vessel of beaten bronze found in 1932. <3> Most of the finds, including the Benton collection, are in Colchester Museum including military equipment, coins, brooches, pottery and other items. <4> Other refs: <5> <6> <7>

Site Assessment = Accession numbers?

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Artifact: unknown. unknown. Benton.
  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Hull, MR. 1938. J Roman Stud. Vol 28, p189.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: Eggers, J. 1966. Romische Bronzefasse in Britannien. Vol 3, p.67.
  • <4> RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TM01NW32, 1975.
  • <5> DESC TEXT: Powell, WR. 1963. Victoria County History, Essex, Vol III (VCH). Vol 3, pp.131-132.
  • <6> Artifact: Colchester Museum. unknown. ARTEFACT Col Mus.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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