Excavation of Roman Settlement to N of Home Farm
Excavation of a Roman settlement uncovered wells pits and a ditch, together with brooches and a quantity of pottery including Samian ware, all probably of Flavian date. The site is north and northeast of the church at Baginton.
1 Found during working of Hall Pit. Finds are now in Coventry Museum.
2 Site 3: A worked-out gravel pit W of the main road, lying between Kimberley and Francis Roads and stretching back to the Park boundary. Much coarse pottery was found. From behind the bungalow came several handles of amphorae. There were many mortaria rims and bases, very many broken jars of rusticated pottery and a number of Samian sherds. Close to the wall bounding the site on the S were two stone-lined wells. They yielded quantities of pottery and the skull of a horse. A third well was located in the middle of the site. Many sherds were found. The steining of the well was supported on four oak timbers. A rubbish pit nearby held bow-brooches similar to examples from Wroxeter, which were thought to be Flavian. All the material from this site is early, possibly Flavian.
3 In the S section of Hall Pit were found two rubbish pits which held Samian ware, some late 1st century/early 2nd century coarse ware and a bronze brooch. A ditch with pottery of the same date was found nearby. Additional finds were recovered from “Hall Pit” comprising a sherd of a bucket urn, two blades, flakes and two cores.