(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'.
|| N.M.R., OAP SP 0104/3/342–4.