Native Farmstead

During the late 1st Century a large farm was built further down the hill towards Bradwell Brook. The earlier hill top settlement had now been abandoned and the land was used for agriculture and as a cremation cemetary by the new farmstead.

During the second part of the 2nd Century, after 150 AD, a temple or mausoleum was constructed on the hilltop and the cremation cemetary went out of use.

The farmstead flourished for nearly a century. The end of the farmstead was around 170 AD when most of the buildings were destroyed by fire.

Image - plan of the farmsteadBuilding, Unknown FunctionPossible BarnPOSSIBLE GRANARY, the two internal walls could have supported a raised timber floor to keep the grain away from rats & mice.POSSIBLE ACCOMMODATION FOR FARM-WORKERSBARN, for housing animals.Possible Farmstead Store & WorkshopWALLED KITCHEN GARDEN ARTIFICIAL LAKE OR POND, possibly for fish farming or for powering a water mill.SAUNAFARMYARDFARMYARDPATHTRACK-WAY that probably connected to Wattling Street, allowing better trade and communication.FARMHOUSE & BATH SUITEExtent of excavationExtent of ExcavationUn-excavated Area
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