Lid of Roman stone coffin, or sarcophagus, found near site of Roman building. Now on display in Abingdon Museum. (c) AAAHS

Tithe Farm

Small excavations in 1968 and 1970, when the houses on Masefield Crescent were being built, found traces of Roman buildings.

Much pottery, coins, roof tiles, pieces of painted wall-plaster and part of a stone column were found. The site may have been a Roman villa.

Published Reference: Berkshire Archaeological Journal 64 (1969), 37