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Name:Iron Age enclosure north-west of Newhall
HER Ref:MLE330
Parish:Thurlaston, Blaby, Leicestershire
Grid Reference:SK 506 006
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Monument Types

  • SUB CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Middle Iron Age to Late Roman - 400 BC? to 250 AD?)

Summary

In the late 1970s the enclosure's ditch survived to a depth of about a metre; pottery dating from the Middle Iron Age to the Roman period was found on the site during fieldwalking. Today it is only visible as a cropmark.

Additional Information

A shallow earthwork of sub-circular shape was found from the air by Jim Pickering in 1977.

Ridge and furrow ran up to, but not over, the earthworks.

The site was re-surveyed by RFH on 17/02/84.

It is presumably the same type as Grove Farm, Enderby.


<1> 1977-8, Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, Volume 53, Vol 53 (1977-8), p80-1 (Journal). SLE5951.

It was fieldwalked by MW and Miss Linford who found a scatter of Iron Age and Roman pottery starting perhaps in the Middle Iron Age and running up to 250-300 AD.

Sources

<1>Journal: 1977-8. Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, Volume 53. Vol 53 (1977-8), p80-1.

Associated Finds

  • SHERD (Middle Iron Age - 400 BC to 101 BC)
  • SHERD (Early Roman to Late Roman - 43 AD to 250 AD?)

Designations

  • SHINE: Middle Iron Age to Roman cropmarks north west of Newhall
  • Scheduled Monument 1005047: IRON AGE ENCLOSURE

Images

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall  © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall  © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall  © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall  © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall  © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall  © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall © LCC

Iron Age enclosure north of Newhall Farm  © LCC

Iron Age enclosure north of Newhall Farm © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall  © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall  © LCC

Iron Age enclosure NW of Newhall © LCC

Iron Age enclosure north-west of Newhall  © Leicestershire County Council

Iron Age enclosure north-west of Newhall © Leicestershire County Council

Iron Age enclosure north-west of Newhall  © Leicestershire County Council

Iron Age enclosure north-west of Newhall © Leicestershire County Council

No image caption available  © Leicestershire County Council

No image caption available © Leicestershire County Council