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Monument Number 349390

Hob Uid: 349390
Location :
Lincolnshire
North Kesteven
Branston And Mere
Grid Ref : TF0051066900
Summary : Possible site of a Roman building, perhaps a villa. A Roman tablet with the inscription (translated, of course) "In this estate [lie buried the bones] of Aurelia Concessa, a very pure girl" was found during ploughing in 1964, and is now in Lincoln Museum (accession number 6/64). Roman pottery, tile and tesserae have been noted in the same area. A small excavation in an adjacent field in 1967 uncovered a stone foundation presumed to represent traces of a Roman building. Quantities of charred timber, nails, pottery, a quern, roof and flue tiles, and tesserae were also found. This record appears to encompass two possible villa sites in Scott's gazetteer.
More information : A Roman tablet with the (translated) inscription "In
this estate (lie buried the bones) of Aurelia Concessa, a very
pure girl", is on exhibition in Lincoln Museum, (acc No. 6/64).
It was ploughed up in 1964 by Mr. J. Tinsley of Springfield
Farm, Branston, who indicated the precise spot at TF 0050 6693.
In the same area (centred TF 0048 6696) Roman pottery and
building material (tile and tesserae, classified by the museum
as 2nd-3rd century) was seen by J.T. Hayes of Branston. When
perambulated the site was under stubble but some Roman debris
was noted. (1)

TF 005668. A small excavation by Mr J T Hayes in a field next
to where the inscribed stone was found. A stone foundation of
irregular shape, presumably the base of a stone and timber
building was found. No traces of wall survived but quantities
of charred timber and nails were found round the edges. Other
finds included pottery, roof and flue tiles and tesserae. (2)

The field is arable and under crop and perambulation was not
possible. The excavation site is recorded on Lincoln Museum 6"
map at TF 00516690. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHS 25-SEP-64
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Source Number : 2
Source : Lincolnshire history and archaeology
Source details : Whitwell, JB and CM Wilson
Page(s) : 22
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 3, 1968
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 BHS 22-APR-71
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Source Number : 4
Source : A gazetteer of Roman villas in Britain
Source details : Site numbers LI 25 and 26.
Page(s) : 118
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : no.1

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Building, Villa
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit, Conjectural Evidence

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Building, Villa
Object Type : INSCRIBED OBJECT, VESSEL, ROOF TILE, FLUE TILE, TESSERA, NAIL
Object Material : Stone

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Lincolnshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 7759
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 06 NW 8
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TF 06 NW 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-09-25
End Date : 1964-09-25
Associated Activities : BRANSTON
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1967-01-01
End Date : 1967-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TF 06 NW 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-04-22
End Date : 1971-04-22