Excavations were continued,1 in association with
the Lower Medway Archaeological Research Group, every weekend
from late March to early November 1964, at the site of the
Romano-British villa at Rowe Place Farm, Eccles, in the parish
of Aylesford (N.G.R. TQ/722605; O.S. 6-inch Sheet TQ/76 SW).
For permission to continue with this work, I am again indebted
to the landowners, Messrs. Associated Portland Cement
Manufacturers Limited and the Reed Paper Group Limited, and to
the full co-operation of the tenant farmers, Messrs. A. A. and
A. C. Southwell, without whose generosity the tasks of the
excavation would have been considerably harder.
The excavation was financed by generous grants from the
Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, the Kent Archaeological
Society, the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Craven Fund
and the Haverfield Trust of the University of Oxford, and by
My thanks are due to the members of the Lower Medway
Archaeological Research Group and the many other volunteers
who made this excavation possible, and in particular to the
following for their sustained support throughout the season:
Misses L. S. Smith and M. Webster, and Messrs. I. J. Bissett,
A. C. Harrison, B.A., T. Hetherington, T. Ithell, W. A.
Knowles, C. E. J. Martin, and A. M. Rowland, B.A. I am also
especially grateful to Messrs. I. J. Bissett and A. C.
Harrison, B.A., for much help with field drawings, to Miss A.
M. Arnott for preparing for drawing some of my sections, to
Mr. R, G. Foord for undertaking the monochrome photography and
supplying the prints illustrating this report, to Mrs. K. F.
Hartley for reporting on the mortaria, to Dr. J. P. C. Kent,
F.S.A., for identifying the coins, and to Mr. E. R. Swain for
taking charge of the drawing of the small finds.
Arch. Cant, lxxviii (1963), 125-41; lxxix (1964), 121-35.
I am greatly indebted to the late Professor Sir Ian Richmond,
P.B.A., P.S.A., and to Professor S. S. Frere, V-P.S.A., for
reading this report in draft form and kindly contributing
several valuable suggestions.