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Roman tile fragment

Roman tile fragment

Located just 3 miles from Hallaton, where in the year 2000 one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman archaeological discoveries was found, is the small village of Glooston. Roman discoveries such as the hoard of coins found at Hallaton have been uncovered throughout Leicestershire including fragments of pottery found in Desborough, a chimney flue tile found in Kibworth Harcourt, and urns found in Little Bowden. Glooston is of no exception.

These fragments of Roman pottery were unearthed near the Roman-period Gartree Road which crosses the village east-to-west and has been the subject of several archaeological digs. It was the location of a Roman villa which makes it of particular interest for finding Roman artefacts. The villa was excavated in 1946 and tiles similar to these fragments were found.

These specific Roman fragments are known to be the remains of wall tiles.

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