Roman find on show at Rugby’s archaeology gallery

The pot found at Ridgeway Farm. NNL-170602-122445001

The pot found at Ridgeway Farm. NNL-170602-122445001

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The Roman jar discovered during an archaeological dig at Hillmorton’s Ridgeway Farm has gone on display at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

The jar was found in the summer by Archaeology Warwickshire, which was digging at the site off Ashlawn Road ahead of houses being built.

The impressive archaeology gallery NNL-170602-122610001

The impressive archaeology gallery NNL-170602-122610001

The team discovered evidence of a settlement dating back nearly 3,000 years, to the late Bronze Age.

Further finds from 500BC to 45AD revealed the settlement had grown significantly by the Iron Age, and when the Romans settled on the site it became home to at least three kilns – leading to the discovery of a variety of pottery.

The prize find was the near intact Roman jar, which is on display until the end of July.

The art gallery and museum’s archaeology gallery includes artefacts discovered during excavations at the site of the Roman town of Tripontium. It also includes pieces from the private collection of Matthew Bloxam, the Rugby-born antiquarian and amateur archaeologist.

The gallery has a wide range of displays. NNL-170602-122716001

The gallery has a wide range of displays. NNL-170602-122716001