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Record Details

MonUID:MST11460
HER Number:50353
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Iron Working Site, North of Sandford Street, Lichfield

Summary

Evidence of possible early post-medieval iron-working identified during evaluation excavation on the north side of Sandford Street.

Grid Reference:SK 1148 0941
Map Sheet:SK10NW
Parish:Lichfield, Lichfield District
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Monument Type(s):

Associated Events:

  • EST617 - An archaeologcial evaluation of land on the northern side of Sandford Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. (Ref: Marches Archaeology Series 083)
  • EST705 - Archaeological excavations on the north side of Sandford Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. (Ref: Project No. 644)
  • EST745 - An archaeological desk-based assessment at Sandford Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
  • EST901 - An archaeological excavation and post excavation assessment at land to the north of Sandford Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. (Ref: Project No. 644.01)

Protected Status:

    Full description

    Section of a probable circular stone structure identified in an evaluation excavation on the north side of Sandford Street in 1999. A surface within it had no significant finds but a layer of surrounding it contained much smithing slag. As this structure was associated with large amounts of slag thought to be from smithing it was interpreted as probably representing part of an iron-working complex. Speed's map of 1610 shows the northern side of Sandford Street to be uninhabited. (JM, 20/2/03) <1>

    Sources and further reading

    ---SST3661 - Excavation Report: K. Nichol & S. Ratkai (Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit). 2002. Archaeological Excavations on the North Side of Sandford Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire 2000.
    ---SST3701 - Evaluation Report: Eleanor Ramsey (Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit). 2002. Junction of Sandford Street and Swan Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire: An Archaeological Evaluation 2002.
    <1>SST3492 - Evaluation Report: Richard Stone (Marches Archaeology). 1999. Land on the Northern Side of Sandford Street, Lichfield: Report on an Evaluation Excavation. Trench 6 (3, 5.6 and 7).

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