Wanstead vicar dating

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When they mentioned their address, they were told that the Roman road from London to Great Dunmow must have run quite close to their home.However, upon checking afterwards, the line of the road, which the Friends’ Ralph Potter recently established definitively for the first time, actually runs through their garden and under their house!To reserve phone the field centre on 020 8502 8500.On 28 July the third and last in a series of a series of informal drop-in sessions will be held at The Temple in Wanstead Park.Although “Back Garden Finds” is designed as an informal and fun event, the degree of interest it arouses may lead to a much bigger project.Wanstead is best known as the site of two successive great houses, which were surrounded by elaborate landscaped gardens, some areas of which are now built over.

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A selection of these finds will be on display at the event.

As they were working, they came across a scatter of Roman brick and tile.

This was in small pieces, all much abraded, which suggested that it had been moved about, probably by ploughing before the area was built up.

Although none of this Roman material was in any kind of archaeological context, its presence suggested that there had been a hitherto-un-suspected building or small settlement somewhere nearby.

Still on a Roman theme, an elderly couple from just north of the park brought in some finds from their garden.

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