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THE REMAINS OF A ROMAN HOUSE
AT BURHAM, KENT.
BY G. PATRICK, A.R.I.B.A., HON. SEC.
(Read Pebruary 3rd, 1897.) SHORT time before the commencement of our Congress last September, I received an invitation, as Hon. Sec. of the British Archæological Association, from the Managing-Director of the Burham Brick and Lime Company, to go down to Bur
ham and inspect some remains which had recently been found upon a portion of the company's land at Burham, as he thought they were relics of Roman Britain. I was obliged to postpone the examination until a later period, owing to professional business and
pressure on my time in connection with the Congress arrangements. At the first meeting of the current session I announced this information at the Council, and was duly authorised to take the necessary steps to determine the character of the discovery, in conjunction with Mr. Geo. Payne, F.S.A., of Rochester, so well known for his researches and explorations in the fields of Roman and Saxon archæology. I therefore arranged with Mr. Payne to commence our excavations on December 8th ; and as he resides only a few miles away, he was able to reach the ground early in the day, and had made considerable progress by the time Mr. Staniland, one of the directors of the company, and myself, reached the spot, owing to the inconvenient train service from London. The directors of the company generously gave us all the assistance they could, and placed a gany of labourers at