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Name:ROMAN & IRON AGE SETTLEMENT, West of Hanger Wood
HER No.:16348
Type of Record:Monument

Summary

A late Iron Age and Roman settlement was located during excavations prior to the creation of Stagsden Golf course.

Grid Reference:SP 993 495
Parish:STAGSDEN, BEDFORD BOROUGH, BEDFORDSHIRE
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Full Description

Prior to the creation of a golf course on the land between Stagsden bypass and Hanger Wood a trial excavation was carried out. The site was divided up into a number of different areas to be focused on during trenching, this site is located to the E of the study area, to the NW of Hanger Wood. Within this area 6 trenches were excavated which produced a number of archaeological features.

Generally this site includes a ditched enclosure which was divided up at a later date, the pottery suggests that this occurred in a late Iron Age or Roman period. The settlement activity comprised of pits, a possible hearth, gullies and a animal burial. The activity was concentrated in 2 areas to the NW outside the enclosure and within the enclosure to the SE.

Protected Status: None recorded

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Early Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Early Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • GULLY (Early Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • HEARTH (Early Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • OCCUPATION SITE (Early Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • PIT (Early Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Early Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Roman/Romano-British - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FBD4742 - ANIMAL REMAINS (Early Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • FBD4747 - BIRD REMAINS (Early Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • FBD4748 - NAIL (Early Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • FBD6785 - POT (Late Iron Age to Roman/Romano-British - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • FBD4745 - QUERN (Roman/Romano-British - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FBD4749 - BELL (16th Century to Victorian - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Events

  • EBB582 - PROPOSED STAGSDEN GOLF COURSE, Stagsden (Ref: 628)
  • EBD314 - Stagsden Golf Course, Archaeological Field Evaluation (Ref: 1998/65)
  • EBD315 - Archaeological Evaluation of Land Adjacent to Hanger Wood, Stagsden, Bedfordshire: Part 1 Air Photograph Evidence (Ref: 1998/21)

Sources and Further Reading

---SBD10509 - Unpublished document: A Simco. A Simco.
---SBD10645 - Aerial Photograph: 1996. Aerofilms 1996 photos. 7/0354-5.