Element record L10116 - LEAD TANK, FLAWBOROUGH


DITCH (Roman); PIT (Roman)


Grid reference SK 78080 43099 (point)
Map sheet SK74SE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Flawborough, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A Ro circular lead tank was found by metal detectorists and partially exposed. It was in two halves, lying one on top of the other. An area of c 6m x 7m was topsoiled, revealing that the tank was lying in a pit cut through an intersection of ditches. The ditches contained late C1 BC to late C4 AD pottery. One half of the tank is elaborately decorated with a medallioned Chi-Ro, several crux decussata, floral scrollwork, human figures and an inscription, making it unique amongst circular lead tanks. (1)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

1 colour print, parish file

<1> Elliot L et al, 1998, A Romano-British Lead Tank, Flawborough, Notts (Unpublished document). SNT1780.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Unpublished document: Elliot L et al. 1998. A Romano-British Lead Tank, Flawborough, Notts.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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