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Monument details

HER Number:TR 26 NW 12
Type of record:Monument
Name:Romano-British incribed slab (? not in situ) - Romano-British coins - possible Romano-British bldg foundations

Summary

Romano-British incribed slab (? not in situ) - Romano-British coins - poss Romano-British bldg foundations


Grid Reference:TR 2063 6572
Map Sheet:TR26NW
Parish:HOATH, CANTERBURY, KENT

Monument Types

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status:Selected Heritage Inventory for Natural England: Ford Manor House (rems of) L 15th c - Barn 16th c - Possible remains of moat.

Full description

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On exhibition in Herne Bay Museum is a fragment of a 2nd century A.D. inscribed slab, part of a tombstone or memorial tablet, found between 1880 and 1890 in the debris of the Archbishops Palace at Ford (a) [TR 26 NW 8, TR 20626573 `A']. Mr. H.E. Gough suggests that it may have come with building material for the palace either from Reculver or Canterbury. Excavations for a modern oasthouse at TR 20646571 `B' on the site of the palace, uncovered a number of Roman coins which were subsequently dispersed among school children and lost. No details are known about them (c). At the same time, foundations of alleged Roman buildings were found (b), but as much Roman building material is used in the construction of the palace, as is evident from the existing fragments of walling, it is possible that palace foundations were misidentified. (1)


<1> OS Card / NAR index entry, Display Card Herne Bay Mus (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<2> OS Card / NAR index entry, JRS 24 1934 219 (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<3> OS Card / NAR index entry, Inf Mr HE Gough Curator Herne Bay Mus (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<4> OS Card / NAR index entry, F1 ASP 04.12.63 (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<5> Field report for monument TR 26 NW 12 - December, 1963 (Bibliographic reference). SKE5847.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. Display Card Herne Bay Mus.
<2>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. JRS 24 1934 219.
<3>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. Inf Mr HE Gough Curator Herne Bay Mus.
<4>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. F1 ASP 04.12.63.
<5>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TR 26 NW 12 - December, 1963.
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