Extract from archaeological report when the drainage was put in to the church.
A single rim sherd weighing 46g was recovered from unstratified deposits in the drainage trenches (Fig 10). The fabric and the shape of the rim suggest that it dates to the early/mid 1st century AD. The fabric is grog-tempered, with grains of crushed pottery added to the clay, it has dark brown/buff coloured surfaces and the core is grey. Faint burnishing (a common decorative technique on pottery of this date) is evident on the neck. The rim is plain and everted, and may be likened to that seen on Type B1 jars and Type D1 bowls illustrated in Thompsons typology of 'Belgic' Late Iron Age forms (1982). This particular sherd is unstratified, but late Iron Age/early Roman features and finds have been recorded from elsewhere in Spratton (RCHME 1981, 172-175)."