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Monument Number 417590

Hob Uid: 417590
Location :
Kent
Tunbridge Wells
Cranbrook
Grid Ref : TQ8013035250
Summary : Excavations uncovered a Roman iron working site. A building - possibly a latrine - and stamped tiles of the Classis Britannica were also found possibly indicating a possible military connection for the site. Pottery dates the site to the late 1st and early 2nd century.
More information : A Roman iron working site at Little Farningham, Cranbrook, lying 100 yds east of the roman road. Interim reports on excavations. (1-2)

Classis Britannica stamped tiles from the site were deposited in Maidstone Museum. (3)

At TQ 802353 'a small building with semi-circular adjunct, possibly a latrine, is associated with many stamped tiles of the Classis Britannica .. pottery of the late first and early second centuries, and much evidence for iron working apparatus including nozzles and bellows'. (4)

Tile stamps summarised. (5-6)

Roman site on the west edge of Little Farningham Wood, scheduled as an ancient monument. No 169. (7)

Fragments of wall footings are still exposed in unfilled excavation trenches at TQ 80133525. (8)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
Source details : (C C R Pile)
Page(s) : LX,XLVII
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Vol(s) : 72 - 1958
Source Number : 2
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
Source details : (C C R Pile)
Page(s) : XLVL
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Vol(s) : 73 - 1959
Source Number : 3
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
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Page(s) : 224
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Vol(s) : 71 - 1957
Source Number : 4
Source : The journal of Roman studies
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Page(s) : 235
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Vol(s) : 50 - 1960
Source Number : 5
Source : The journal of Roman studies
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Page(s) : 137
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Vol(s) : 49 - 1959
Source Number : 6
Source : The journal of Roman studies
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Page(s) : 233
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Vol(s) : 47 - 1959
Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : AMs England and Wales 1961 p58
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Source Number : 8
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CFW 14-OCT-62
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 132
Monument Start Date : 67
Monument Type : Building, Iron Working Site
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit, Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Building, Iron Working Site
Object Type : ROOF TILE
Object Material :

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : KE 169
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 83 NW 3
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : LITTLE FARNINGHAM FARM, SISSINGHURST
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1956-01-01
End Date : 1960-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 83 NW 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1962-10-14
End Date : 1962-10-14
Associated Activities : LITTLE FARNINGHAM, SISSINGHURST ('THE ROMAN SITE')
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1999-01-01
End Date : 1999-12-31
Associated Activities : LITTLE FARNINGHAM, SISSINGHURST ('THE ROMAN SITE')
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 2000-01-01
End Date : 2000-12-31