Site of Roman Settlement at Baginton

Description of this historic site

The site of a Roman settlement. Two wells and numerous fragments of pottery were found at the site which is located 400m east of Baginton.

Notes about this historic site

1 Site 2. Opposite side of main road from the Home Farm. Site has now been almost entirely removed by gravel extraction. The site was very rich in scattered pieces, yielding hundreds of fragments of rims and bases and grey ware. The collection indicates occupation from the late 1st century to the 4th century. Mortaria, a black plate and Samian were noted. Two filled-in, stone-lined wells were found on the site. One was dug out to water level. It contained pottery sherds, a human skull and part of a bronze bracelet. Also found on the site were a number of quern fragments and two unusual, three-pronged iron implements, coins of Nero, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Faustina Junior, Licinius and two of Constantine the Great.
2 The whole area is now a derelict, filled-in quarry site. The material is in Coventry Museum.

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