were continued1 by the Lower Medway Archaeological
Research Group during 1963 at the site of the Romano-British villa
at Rowe Place Farm, Eccles, in the parish of Aylesford (N.G.R.
TQ722605; O.S. 6 in. Sheet TQ76 S.W.).
The work was undertaken once again by kind permission
of the landowners, Messrs. Associated Portland Cement
Manufacturers Limited, and with the most generous co-operation of
the tenant farmers, Messrs. A. A. and A. E. Southwell, to whom I
am greatly indebted for their continuous help. The excavation was
entirely financed by generous grants from the Carnegie United
Kingdom Trust, the Kent Archaeological Society, the Craven Fund
and the Haverfield Trust of the University of Oxford, and by
My thanks are due to the many volunteers who made
this excavation possible, and in particular to the following for
their sustained support throughout a lengthy season: Misses A. M.
Arnott, M. Bennett, L. S. Smith and M. Webster; and Messrs. D.
Bartram, I. J. Bissett, P. Dives, D. Dorrington, L. A. Griffith,
A. C. Harrison, B.A., T. Hetherington, W. A. Knowles, C. E, J.
Martin, A. Miles, A. M. Rowland, B.A., E. R. Swain and P.
Whiteoak. I am also greatly indebted to Dr. J. P. C. Kent, F.S.A.,
for kindly identifying the coins,
and to Mr. R. G. Foord for
taking charge of the monochrome photography and supplying the
prints illustrating this report.
Work this season was carried on mainly to north
and west of the 1962 area and fell into two distinct parts, (a)
on the Bath Building, and
(b) on the Living Quarters. In both areas the same three
periods of construction were recognized as were noted in last
year's interim report.
Arch. Gant., Ixxviii (1963), 125-41. I am indebted to
Professor Sir Ian Richmond, P.S.A., and to Professor S. S. Frere,
V-P.S.A., who kindly read the present report in draft form and
contributed many helpful suggestions.