Site of a Possible Roman Villa 100m E of the Barn House
The site of a possible Roman villa which is suggested by finds including coins and building material such as roof tile. It is located 200m west of Weston on Avon.
1 A Romano British site. A coin of Theodosius was found here in 1958.
2 Bronze figure of a boar from Welford.
3 Weston on Avon. Small bronze boar and Constantinian coins.
4 Reference 3 also records pottery and a coin of Domitian which are known to have come from another site (see PRN 1299). It is possible from reference 2 that the boar and Constantinian coins came from this site.
5 Scatter of Romano British pottery, a coin, and a piece of worked stone.
6 Samian with stamp (c80 AD), orange, grey wares, mortaria, coin, iron slag.
7 Finds made in 1958 include large quantities of pot, roof and flue tile, a coin and several grey tesserae.
8 A ditch or natural hollow was sectioned to the N of the site in 1958 in a pipe trench and produced 2nd and 4th century material.
9 Find made with a metal detector n 1987: An unidentified Roman coin.
10 Finds made with a metal detector in 1987: three coins of the 3rd to 4th century.
11 Finds made with a metal detector in 1988 t SP154519 approx. A Roman pin head and 22 coins of the 3rd and 4th centuries.
12 Illustration of Roman pin head.
13 Finds made using a metal detector in 1988: Coins of the 1st, 3rd and 4th century.
14 Only a thin scatter of pottery was evident on the surface of the field. A stone saddle quern was also found.
15 Correspondence from Prof. Shotton about the site.
16 Drawing of stonework.
17 Correspondence from 1986.
18 Portable Antiquities Scheme find provenance information:
Date found: 2000-08-31T23:00:00Z
Date found (2): 2001-02-01T00:00:00Z
Methods of discovery: Metal detector
Date found: 2004-01-01T00:00:00Z
Methods of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting