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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 55 NE 5
Type of record:Findspot
Name:Possible site of Roman buildings


Possible site of Roman buildings, coins and pottery located south of Ightham Churchyard in the 19th century. Medieval tile also recovered.

Grid Reference:TQ 5951 5685
Map Sheet:TQ55NE

Monument Types

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SHERD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman to Medieval - 43 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Full description

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(TQ 594568) Roman remains found A.D. 1852 (NAT) (1) Foundations of Roman buildings, samian and black ware and many, perhaps some hundreds Roman third brass coins are said to have been found, previous to 1859, mostly c. 1840, a few yards south of Ightham Churchyard. In 1852 and 1893, three archways of tiles, 18ft and 7 ft apart respectively, the last about 3 ft smaller than the other two, were exposed between the church and the Town House. They formed part of a continuious passage, drain or flue, probable the latter, as they bore evidence of intense heat. G. Payne thought the structure was medieval but B. Harrison's sketch does not look so. Coins, but no pottery, were found. (2) This field, formerly an ornamental garden, is now a nursery. No trace of foundation remains but there is a slight scatter of medieval and later tile at TQ 59515686. (3)

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

<2> VCH Kent 3 1932 119 (M V Taylor) (OS Card Reference). SKE51005.

<3> F1 CFW 20.08.64 (OS Card Reference). SKE42659.

<4> Field report for monument TQ 55 NE 5 - August, 1964 (Bibliographic reference). SKE2748.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1961.
<2>OS Card Reference: VCH Kent 3 1932 119 (M V Taylor).
<3>OS Card Reference: F1 CFW 20.08.64.
<4>XYBibliographic reference: Field report for monument TQ 55 NE 5 - August, 1964. [Mapped feature: #22273 finds, ]