CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 38256 - Ffrith Roman site, building IV, "Arosfa", excavation 1910

NGR :- SJ2847155329 (SJ25NE)
Unitary authority :- Flintshire
Community :- Llanfynydd
Prefered site type :- 20th century - Excavation (Event - )

Whilst digging foundations for Arosfa House in 1910 a Roman plastered wall was found.

Roman mortared and plastered limestone wall, cattle bones, charcoal, fragments of hypocaust tiles and Samian and other pottery found during digging of foundations for "Arosfa". The wall seems to have continued to the east (under the road) and south (Davies, E, 1949, pp232).

Blockley suggests that a section of hypocaust was also found, and notes 'flue arch 1910' on his plan (Blockley, K, 1989a).

Sources:-
Blockley, K , 1989 , "Excavations on the Romano-British Settlement at Ffrith, Clwyd, 1967-9 ", Flintshire Historical Society Journal 32 , 135-8 .
Davies, E , 1949 , Prehistoric and Roman Remains of Flintshire , 226-239

Finds:-
0 / Bone / Fragments / Roman / / () - Numerous fragments of bones of ox. Davies, E 1949
0 / Charcoal / Fragments / Roman / / () - Numerous fragments of charcoal. Davies, E 1949
1 / Pottery / Sherd / Roman / / () - Portion of neck and handle of imported amphora, 'of the usual buff paste'. Davies, E 1949
1 / Pottery / Sherd / Roman / / () - Fragment of plain Samian dish, small, of poor make and glaze. Had been subjected to and discoloured by heat. Davies, E 1949
0 / Pottery / Sherds / Roman / / () - Several rim and base sherds of grey ware 'ollae' (pots?). Davies, E 1949
0 / Pottery / Sherds / Roman / / () - A few sherds of boulder clay red ware. Davies, E 1949
0 / Tile / Fragments / Roman / / () - Fragments of hypocaust tiles 'made from boulder clay'. Davies, E 1949

record created 31/12/1993 AG93 - copyright CPAT , last updated 16/07/2004
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2005 (and in part Crown, 2005 - as indicated)



CM - 11/04/2005 ( 16:41:16 ) - HTML file produced from CPAT's Regional SMR
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
tel (01938) 553670 , fax (01938) 552179, email trust@cpat.org.uk , website www.cpat.org.uk