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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 76 NW 42
Type of record:Monument
Name:Romano-British urns, found at Wickham Cement Works, Chariot Way, Rochester


Romano-British urns, found in 1895 at Wickham Cement Works. The four vessels comprised a cinerary urn, as well as Samian and Upchurch ware. Last know to have been donated to Dartford Museum.

Grid Reference:TQ 7258 6759
Map Sheet:TQ76NW

Monument Types

  • CINERARY URN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • URN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Full description

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[TQ 72586759] Roman Sepulchral Urns found A.D. 1895 [T.I.] (1) Several Roman urns were found in 1895 (at the spot indicated on [field]trace) in Wickham Cement Works (2) (Now Martin Earles)(3) Four Roman vessels, including a cinerary urn, Samian and Upchurch ware, found at Wickham Cement Works near Rochester and donated to the museum by Mr. E. Earle. (4) No further information: these quarries have been derelict many years. (5)

<1> OS 6" 1938-9 (OS Card Reference). SKE48357.

<2> Rev ONB 62(G Payne) (OS Card Reference). SKE49203.

<3> VCH Kent 3 1932 169 (RF Jessup & MV Taylor) (OS Card Reference). SKE51100.

<4> Dartford Museum Donations File (OS Card Reference). SKE39669.

<5> F1 CFW 19.12.64 (OS Card Reference). SKE42642.

<6> Field report for monument TQ 76 NW 42 - December, 1964 (Bibliographic reference). SKE4109.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1938-9.
<2>OS Card Reference: Rev ONB 62(G Payne).
<3>OS Card Reference: VCH Kent 3 1932 169 (RF Jessup & MV Taylor).
<4>XYOS Card Reference: Dartford Museum Donations File. [Mapped feature: #22744 find, ]
<5>OS Card Reference: F1 CFW 19.12.64.
<6>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TQ 76 NW 42 - December, 1964.