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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(23 miles s.w. of Cirencester)
(1) Probable Romano-British Settlement (ST 754743), Blackies Field, is indicated by abraded 2nd to 4th-century sherds of samian ware and coarse pottery collected over many years, also by part of a bronze brooch and small pieces of sandstone tiles found in deep ploughsoil on a gentle S.E.-facing slope. Most of the finds have been made in an area covering less than an acre; they remain in private possession.
(2) Romano-British Building (ST 78857340), The Hams, is situated on level ground at the shoulder of a valley side. Large numbers of flanged roofing tiles, fragments of sandstone tiles and 2nd to 4th-century sherds have been found in ploughsoil covering a marked platform, 100 ft. by 55 ft. by 1½ ft. high, lying approximately N.-S., athwart the slope. Pottery and tile fragments have also been found scattered along the valley shoulder to the E., up to 220 ft. from the building. In 1969, during ploughing above and to N.E. of this area, a short length of drain was uncovered, its sides and capping formed with limestone slabs; it is undated, but possibly Romano-British.
Some pottery in Bristol City Museum; other finds in private possession.
Information on (1) and (2) from Mr. R. Knight.