Romans and Great Bradley
After the Iceni attacked and were then defeated by the Romans the Romans moved in to take control of the area from their base at Colchester. There is though very little evidence of the Roman occupation, although a villa has been found nearby in Kedington.
The most significant find was a coin from the Constantine era (303-337). It was found near Hart Wood and was depicted on the bottom left frame of the previous village sign, replaced in 2010 (see left)
The area though was well connected by Roman Roads and over 100 pottery finds were recorded to the west of Bradley Park Wood
Some Romano-British pottery (4th C) was found near the mill mound.
To see a list of the Roman finds in he area download the documents below