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Monument Number 362062

Hob Uid: 362062
Location :
Hertfordshire
Hertsmere
Aldenham
Grid Ref : TL1440001200
Summary : Excavations have uncovered the site of a Roman villa with a bath building, barn and tile kiln dating from 2nd to 4th century AD.
More information : TL 144012: A Roman building was discovered in 1940 W of Netherwylde Farm, Colney Street, on rising ground immediately S of the R.Colne and 400 yards E of its confluence with the R.Ver. Partly excavated 1941 by Dr Norman Davey who found inter alia an updraught kiln and a hypocaust. Since 1960 the site has been systematically excavated by the Watford and S.W Herts Archaeol Soc under the direction of B Rawlins. A bath building a barn, a tile-kiln and a corridor connecting the bath building to the villa have all been excavated, but the villa proper has yet to be discovered. Finds (stored at Verulamium Museum) date the complex to the C2nd-4th. (1-5)

Most of the area of this complex is arable and shows a slight scatter of building material. Concentrations occur at TL 14160101 - 'B', and 14350110- 'C'; and at TL 14170112- 'D' a very heavy concentration of briquetage, brick and tile indicates the site of the kiln. Mr Hedges the farmer indicated the site of the bathhouse and the barn to Mr Aldsworth in 1966 (bathhouse TL 14380123-'A'; barn TL 14220086-'E'). Nothing was visible then and or now. (6)

Bath-house at `A' - TL 14390116; Corridor at 'B', TL 14320112, Bath Wing and Well at 'C' 14270106; Tile Kiln at 'D' TL 1417116 and Barn at `E' TL 14320101. Sites plotted from Plan. See Illustrations card. (7)

TL 142011. Roman remains south of Hamsteads House - Scheduled: Herts 79. (8)

Additional reference. (9)

HT 5 Listed as the site of a Roman villa. (10)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : The journal of Roman studies
Source details : (P. Corder)
Page(s) : 112
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Vol(s) : 32, 1942
Source Number : 2
Source : Watford and South West Herts Archaeological Society half yearly bulletin
Source details :
Page(s) : 01-Mar
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Vol(s) : 16, 1960
Source Number : 11
Source : Agricultural buildings in Roman Britain
Source details :
Page(s) : 136
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Vol(s) : 70
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Watford and South West Herts Archaeological Society News Sheet
Page(s) : 3
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Vol(s) : 2, 1965
Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Watford and South West Herts Archaeological Society News Sheet
Page(s) : 06-Aug
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Vol(s) : 3, 1966
Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Watford and South West Herts Archaeological Society News Sheet
Page(s) : 2
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Vol(s) : 5, 1967
Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CFW 14-MAR-68
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : 1/2500 Plan produced by B.F. Rawlings.
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) List Ancient Monuments 3 1978
Page(s) : 51
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Source Number : 9
Source : The pottery kilns of Roman Britain
Source details :
Page(s) : 355
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Vol(s) : 5
Source Number : 10
Source : A gazetteer of Roman villas in Britain
Source details :
Page(s) : 91
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Plates :
Vol(s) : no.1

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 399
Monument Start Date : 100
Monument Type : Villa, Tile Kiln, Barn, Baths
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : HT 79
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Hertfordshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 91
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TL 10 SW 3
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : NETHERWYLDE FARM
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1941-01-01
End Date : 1941-12-31
Associated Activities : NETHERWYLDE FARM
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1960-01-01
End Date : 1962-12-31
Associated Activities : NETHERWYLDE FARM
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1964-01-01
End Date : 1967-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TL 10 SW 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1968-03-14
End Date : 1968-03-14
Associated Activities : NETHERWYLDE FARM
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1969-01-01
End Date : 1969-12-31