Type: Possible Roman Settlement
|Possible Road: WNW (10) to Combretovivm (Baylham House, Suffolk)
Possible Road: NE (15) to Saxmvndham (Suffolk)
River Deben: SE (9) to Walton Castle (Suffolk)
Martlesham lies on the A12(T) road between Ipswich and Woodbridge There is only one inscription recorded in the R.I.B. for Martlesham, a shield-shaped base of bronze, which is believed to have once supported a statue.
|DEO MARTI COROTIACO SIMPLICIA PRO SE V P|
"To the god Martius Corotiacos, Simplicia has placed this offering for her family."
(RIB 213; bronze statue base)
Looking at the OS Map of Roman Britain, it appears that there may have been a road serving the coastal potteries and possible villa estates of East Suffolk. The suspected course of this road is littered with burial mounds marked on the OS maps by the familar word tumulus (pl. tumuli), many of which probably date to the Anglo-Saxon period, but are usually a good indication of the presence of a metalled road in Roman times.
|TM1152||Baylham House||Roman forts, minor settlement|
|TM2446||Martlesham||Romano-British pottery kiln|
|TM2850||Melton||Romano-British tile kiln|
|TM3757||Blaxhall||Romano-British pottery kiln|
|TM3758||Farnham||substantial Roman building|
|TM4464||Saxmundham||suspected Roman settlement|