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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 55 NE 3
Type of record:Monument
Name:Iron Age/Romano-British settlement; Neolithic implements


A possible Iron Age and Romano British settlement with finds of pottery. Neolithic implements and cores were found and a gold coin of Trajan.

Grid Reference:TQ 5812 5713
Map Sheet:TQ55NE

Monument Types

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD? to 150 AD?)
Protected Status:Selected Heritage Inventory for Natural England: Late Iron Age and Roman settlement discovered in 1906.

Full description

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TQ 5813 5714] Roman pottery, gold coin, etc., found A.D. 1906 [NAT] (1) Neolithic flint flakes, cores, etc., were found during the excavation of a swimming pool at Patchgrove in 1906. Overlying this, water laid in redeposited clay, fragments of Roman and pre-Roman pottery were found. A gold coin of Trajan was also found. Immediately south east, at the foot of the north-westerly slopes of Oldbury Hill, were found (during the excavation of the hillfort [TQ 55 NE 21]), traces of a settlement characterised by pottery which "was undoubtedly pre-Roman in character, but in point of time it might equally well belong to the years immediately following the conquest". [Patchgrove ware.] (4) At one point "the earlier deposits were sealed by a rough metalling associated with second century Roman pottery". Fragments of Roman brick were also found. A plan of the work done is in Maidstone Museum. (2-5) The site of the settlement could not be determined either from the plan above or from the ground, where a search of the area around the N.W. slopes of Oldbury and the now disused swimming pool revealed nothing of significance. The present whereabouts of the various finds is not known. (6) [TQ 578 593 (approximately)] Patch Grove, Ightham. Possible farmstead, area of burning and course pottery. (7)

<1> OS 6" 1961 (OS Card Reference). SKE48369.

<2> Arch Cant 34 1920 157 (B Harrison) (OS Card Reference). SKE35021.

<3> Arch Cant 45 1933 153-4 (E Harrison) (OS Card Reference). SKE35150.

<4> Arch 90 1944 141-2 (J B Ward Perkins) (OS Card Reference). SKE34459.

<5> Rec 6" (E Harrison 1928) (OS Card Reference). SKE49024.

<6> F1 ASP 12-AUG-64 (OS Card Reference). SKE42064.

<7> Arch Cant 78 1963 77 facing (B J Philip) (OS Card Reference). SKE35645.

<8> Field report for monument TQ 55 NE 3 - August, 1964 (Bibliographic reference). SKE2746.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1961.
<2>OS Card Reference: Arch Cant 34 1920 157 (B Harrison).
<3>OS Card Reference: Arch Cant 45 1933 153-4 (E Harrison).
<4>OS Card Reference: Arch 90 1944 141-2 (J B Ward Perkins).
<5>OS Card Reference: Rec 6" (E Harrison 1928).
<6>OS Card Reference: F1 ASP 12-AUG-64.
<7>OS Card Reference: Arch Cant 78 1963 77 facing (B J Philip).
<8>XYBibliographic reference: Field report for monument TQ 55 NE 3 - August, 1964. [Mapped feature: #22055 occupation area, ]