Site of Roman Settlement 400m S of Priory Farm, Princethorpe.
Various finds of Roman date, including pottery, coins and brooches, suggest that this is the site of a Roman settlement. It is situated 400m south of Princethorpe.
1 Bloxam recorded a Romano British settlement on the Fosse Way and mentioned Romano British and Anglo Saxon finds. These included a Romano British bronze bull head, a bronze key, a silver denarius, and a fragment of painted pottery.
3 A number of these finds are now in Warwick Museum.
4 An extensive Roman site, possibly a small town, was examined in 1985. The site is about half way between Chesterton and High Cross. Previous work indicates the location of the Fosse Way (PRN 3105), associated settlement (PRN 5374) and a possible defensive enclosure (PRN 7213). Field work on two fields W of the Fosse produced evidence for Roman settlement along at least 450m of the road (PRNs 3107, 4887, 4889 and 4888).
6 The field E of the road has also produced Roman coins and pottery.
7 Five coins from the 2nd century and 4th century reported by metal detectorists.
8 Two coins of the 3rd century reported by metal detectorists.
9 A Trumpet brooch of the 1st century to 2nd century was reported by metal detectorists.
10 Eighteen coins from the 3rd century and 4th century were reported by metal detectorist, together with a brooch fragment.
11 Assorted finds comprising coins of the 2nd century and 4th century and a bronze pelleted stud were reported by metal detectorists.
12 Coins of the 4th century reported by metal detectorists.
13 Coins from the 2nd century to 4th century were reported by metal detectorists.
14 Seven coins were reported by metal detectorists.
15 Three Roman coins found in September 1990. The method of recovery was not recorded.