Haddon - Roman Bathhouse

The Haddon site was partly excavated after extensive field walking, metal retrieval, geophysical and chemical surveys were undertaken as part of the pre-excavation analysis of the site. The main feature was an isolated 4th century Roman bathhouse that was located some 30m away from an aisled farmhouse of the same date. The bathhouse was tiny and had only one heated room. The interesting aspect about the site was that in the late Roman period there was occupation by migrant Saxon workers from the continent who must have been some of the first settlers to come into the eastern part of England. The bathhouse was re-roofed by these early migrants who appear to have lived and worked the former Roman farmlands. Surveys of late Roman and Saxon pottery distributions within the area around the site attest to an in-field and out-field system.

An account of the site has been published in the Archaeological Journal 2002.

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Haddon - Roman Bathhouse

Roman Bathhouse finds

Roman Bathhouse finds

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Roman Bathhouse finds 2

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