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Monument Number 1081271

Hob Uid: 1081271
Location :
South Kesteven
Grid Ref : TF0278207035
Summary : Three concentric ditches were discovered surrounding the later castle mound at Stamford suggesting an earlier ringwork. Dating evidence places them in the second half of the 9th century.
More information : TF028070. A ringwork comprising an inner palisaded ditch and two concentric ditches was discovered around the castle mound at Stamford. The ditches cut a number of pits, some of which were clearly contemporary with the life of the ringwork. Dating evidence obtained from pottery suggests that the work was in use some time after 850, and although part of the middle ditch was sealed in Alfred's reign (an Alfredian coin was found in the fill), the ringwork probably remained in use for a few decades. The total area enclosed is circa 2 acres suggesting that it may have been a noble's residence or possibly an encampment. (1,2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Medieval archaeology : journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology
Source details : Kilmurry K
Page(s) : 180-6
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 21, 1977
Source Number : 2
Source : The Society for Medieval Archaeology monograph series
Source details :
Page(s) : 177
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 9, 1982

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : 2nd half of C9
Monument End Date : 899
Monument Start Date : 850
Monument Type : Ringwork
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Alfredian
Monument End Date : 899
Monument Start Date : 871
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence :

Components and Objects:
Period : Early Medieval
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : COIN
Object Material :

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 00 NW 637
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 347832
Relationship type : Is referred to by

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, STAMFORD CASTLE (SITE EE)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1967-01-01
End Date : 1978-12-31