Summary Of Finds

This is a summary of finds from 3 excavations over a 60 year period and one aerial reconnaissance (1974).  The area covered less than 2% of land in our ownership!  The dates of excavations were;

1960s, (unknown)      1974, (unknown) 1976 (May),

1981 (Todd)                2010 (Rowe)        2016 (Taylor)

Schedule of Modern Finds – 16th C to 20th C

At Castle Pits Quarry

·       One 17C Clay Pipe

 

Schedule of Medieval finds (Middle Ages 5th to the 15thC)

·       A ridge and furrow ploughing system

 

Schedule of Roman Finds at Castle Quarry – 47 to 60AD

·       Metal Fragments

·       A Dolphin Type Brooch

·       Ferrous Metal

·       Several Square Headed (Manning type) nails

·       Seeds

·       Nail Tacks

·       Pottery Fragments (Native

·       Coins (1960s)

·       A 12 Foot wide Tessellated stone Pavement (1960)

·       Bones of Horses,  Cattle, Sheep, Goats , Dogs

·       Glass

·       Coal, Charcoal

·       Grains, Hazel nut shells, Barley

·       Remains of Roman Fort (part) estimated at 28 acres

·       2 Human remains

·       A titulum  style entrance and Lillia concealed spiked pit.

 

Schedule of Iron age Finds – 350 to 50BC

·       Quern Stone (Wheat Grinder) Burnt

·       Equid (Horse bones) also Cattle, Sheep, Goat, unidentified mammals

·       Charcoal

·       Ferrous Metal

·       Flint

·       Seeds

·       Barley

·       Nut shells

·       Iron Working fragments

·       Remains of two thatched round houses

·       75 Storage pits

·       Remains of an aisled stone building used as a corn dryer

·       Oven structures (remains of )

 

Earlier

·       Late Neolithic flint

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