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Monument details

HER Number:TR 15 SE 17
Type of record:Monument
Name:Two Early Iron Age rubbish pits

Summary

Two Early Iron Age rubbish pits


Grid Reference:TR 1887 5388
Map Sheet:TR15SE
Parish:BEKESBOURNE-WITH-PATRIXBOURNE, CANTERBURY, KENT
BRIDGE, CANTERBURY, KENT

Monument Types

  • MIDDEN (MIDDEN, Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Full description

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TR 18938. An Early Iron Age site was found in May 1961 on Bridge Hill above the 200 ft. contour near the summit of the hill where it slopes to the north-west. The area was being developed as a housing estate and the site lay in the path of a road which was being prepared. Two rubbish pits which were excavated yielded pre-Roman pottery, including a Swarling type pedestal base and a handle from a Mediterranean type imported in Belgic times, a pre-Roman bronze fibula and other bronze fragments, a broken speculum coin, Allen Class I, and domestic animal bones. (1) The area has been completely developed, but the excavator, Dr. Mary Watson, who retains the finds, indicated the approximate find spot at TR 18875388. (2)


<1> OS Card / NAR index entry, Arch Cant 78 1963 185-8 (illust) (MB Watson) (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<2> OS Card / NAR index entry, F1 FGA 26.01.65 (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<3> Field report for monument TR 15 SE 17 - January, 1965 (Bibliographic reference). SKE5485.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. Arch Cant 78 1963 185-8 (illust) (MB Watson).
<2>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. F1 FGA 26.01.65.
<3>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TR 15 SE 17 - January, 1965.
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