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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 45 NE 7
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman Cremation Urn found near Dry Hill Farm


A Roman cremation burial of 2nd century date was found at a quarry near Dry Hill Farm in Chevening parish in 1932.

Grid Reference:TQ 4982 5515
Map Sheet:TQ45NE

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (CREMATION, Roman - 100 AD to 199 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SHERD (Roman - 100 AD to 199 AD)
  • URN (Roman - 100 AD to 199 AD)

Full description

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[TQ 49825515] Roman Cinerary Urn found AD 1931 [T.I.] (1) An urn of red ware, containing partially burnt bones, and the base of a smaller pot of black ware were found at a quarry near Dry Hill Farm in Chevening parish. "Both types of pottery have been found locally on Roman sites but may well have been in use both before and after the Roman occupation". Another pot was found here in 1950. (2-3) The urn, a 2nd c. vessel of Ospringe type 698, is in Sevenoaks Museum with a card noting that it was found in January 1932 by J. Randerson, Surveyor to Sevenoaks R.D.C. at Dry Hill Quarry which is now disused. No further information was gained on the present whereabouts of the other pot. (4)

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

<2> Arch Cant 44,1932,271-2 (F Godwin) (OS Card Reference). SKE35143.

<3> Maidstone Mus.6" (LRA Grove, Curator, 25.5.50) (OS Card Reference). SKE46346.

<4> F1 CFW 21-JUL-64 (OS Card Reference). SKE42687.

<5> Field report for monument TQ 45 NE 7 - July, 1964 (Bibliographic reference). SKE2673.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1961.
<2>OS Card Reference: Arch Cant 44,1932,271-2 (F Godwin).
<3>OS Card Reference: Maidstone Mus.6" (LRA Grove, Curator, 25.5.50).
<4>OS Card Reference: F1 CFW 21-JUL-64.
<5>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TQ 45 NE 7 - July, 1964.