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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 56 SW 14
Type of record:Monument
Name:C2nd (?) Romano-British burials (2), male and female with associated finds, Eynsford, Sevenoaks


Romano-British burials. Early C2nd (?) brown ware burial urn of adult male and young female (c.15 yrs old) with Samian ware pottery. Also found on this site were 2 one-handled flagons of yellow and red ware, the base of a black jar, a Samian cup, a barbitoned bowl, a platter and pottery sherds.

Grid Reference:TQ 5414 6409
Map Sheet:TQ56SW

Monument Types

  • BURIAL (BURIAL, Roman - 100 AD? to 199 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • BOWL (Undated)
  • FLAGON (Undated)
  • JAR (Undated)
  • PLATTER (Undated)
  • BURIAL URN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CUP (Roman - 43 AD to 200 AD?)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 150 AD?)
  • POTTERY ASSEMBLAGE (Roman - 100 AD? to 150 AD?)

Full description

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[TQ 5414 6409] Romano-British burials found AD 1931 [NAT] (1) A burial urn containing the bones of an adult male was found in August 1931 3 feet down in the chalk with Samian and other pottery, dated to the early C2nd - during excavation for a pylon near Lower Austin Lodge, Eynsford (Lat 51 degrees 21 minutes 15 seconds, Long. 0 degrees 12 minutes 50 seconds). The bones of a female aged about 15 years were found nearby at the same depth. (2-4) In store in Dartford Museum, from this site, are a large brown ware urn with cremation, a small one-handled flagon of yellow ware, the base of a black jar of gritty ware with trellis ornament, the neck and handle of a rough red one handled flagon, a Samian cup form 33, a platter form 18/31, a barbitoned bowl (form 35) and miscellaneous sherds. (5)

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

<2> Arch Cant 44 1932 271 (OS Card Reference). SKE35137.

<3> JRS 22 1932 221 (OS Card Reference). SKE45060.

<4> JRS 23 1933 210 (OS Card Reference). SKE45064.

<5> F1 ASP 07-Oct-64 (OS Card Reference). SKE41989.

<6> Field report for monument TQ 56 SW 14 - October, 1964 (Bibliographic reference). SKE2977.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1961.
<2>OS Card Reference: Arch Cant 44 1932 271.
<3>OS Card Reference: JRS 22 1932 221.
<4>OS Card Reference: JRS 23 1933 210.
<5>OS Card Reference: F1 ASP 07-Oct-64.
<6>XYBibliographic reference: Field report for monument TQ 56 SW 14 - October, 1964. [Mapped feature: #53651 cremation, ]