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CHER Number:06497
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman settlement site, Burwell

Summary - not yet available

Grid Reference:TL 598 680
Parish:Burwell, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire

Monument Type(s):

Associated Finds:

  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SHERD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Full description

1., Possible Roman settlement lies NE of the village and E of Ness Road, on level ground on chalk at about 30ft above OD. Evidence for a settlement comes from sherds of the C2 - C3 said to have been found. Roof tiles and sherds of Horningsea type were noted on the site in 1969.

3. Roman site reported long ago by Dr Lucas. Visited 26/03/1952 by TC Lethbridge. Roman sherds C2 - C3.

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: RCHM. 1972. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the County of Cambridgeshire. Volume II. North-East Cambridgeshire. 41.
<2>Excavation archive: Lethbridge, T. C.. Lethbridge excavation archive.
<3>Map: OS Corr 6in.
<4>Map: 1959. OS 6 inch map.