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Ancient and Historical Monuments in the County of Gloucester Iron Age and Romano-British Monuments in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1976.

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(Adjacent to Cirencester on N.E.)

Crop-marks of rectangular enclosures, undated, are detectable on air photographs, (fn. 1) W. of Cirencester golfcourse (SP 011048).

(1) Probable Settlement (SP 025058), Romano-British, on Baunton Downs. Recent excavations, on a natural ledge in an exposed position just above the 500-ft. contour, produced a large amount of pottery including 2nd-century samian ware, also a copy of a coin of Claudius I and a coin of Trajan Decius; these were found in deep ploughsoil. There was no evidence of structures. Former surface finds in the same field include some fifteen 4th-century coins, two uninscribed altars and pottery of all Roman periods (data supplied by the excavator, Mr. R. Reece; the finds are in private possession). A light scatter of 1st to 4th-century pottery occurs over the modern flat arable field adjacent on the S.E., at SP 028057. In 1955 a collection of Roman sherds, including samian, a coin of Carus and a very small stone altar with an illegible inscription were passed to the Corinium Museum, as from 'Downs Farm'.


  • 1. N.M.R., OAP SP 0104/3/342–4.