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Monument Number 73890

Hob Uid: 73890
Location :
Telford And Wrekin
Telford And Wrekin
Chetwynd Aston And Woodcote
Grid Ref : SJ7560016450
Summary : The site of an enclosed Iron Age farmstead, discovered during aerial reconnaissance. A detailed archaeological investigation was undertaken in 1990. Scheduled.
More information : [SJ 75601645] An Iron Age hillfort at Chetwynd Aston revealed by air
photographs (unspecified). (1)

The hillfort, now designated Pave Lane hillfort, is a trivallate
enclosure which shows as a cropmark with the crop beaten down over theditches. There is a possible entrance on the west side. (2-3)

Visible, as described in authority 2. (4)

The vestigial remains of an ovate enclosure near the foot of a gradual north-facing slope, at 100m above OD. When complete, the enclosed area measured about 130m from south-west to north-east, by 65.0m transversely.

The soil is sandy loam with pebbles and the enclosure has been almost
ploughed-out, but traces of the inner ditch, 0.8m in depth, can be
seen on the south side. Three concentric bands of lighter coloured
soil, from 6.0 to 8.0m in width, less than 0.3m in height, and 20.0m
apart, could be seen on the west and north in the ploughed soil at thetime of investigation. No entrance could be detected. A flat-
bottomed depression from 20.0 to 30.0m in width on the south and east
is probably the site of a basin associated with the adjacent disused
canal.

The fragmentary remains, together with the evidence of the air
photographs, suggest that they represent a multivallate Iron Age
settlement enclosure, albeit in a weak defensive position.
Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD. (5)

Geophysical survey and crop-mark transcription have produced a plan of the settlement, a sub-rectangular triple-ditched enclosure with an entrance to the south. Sample excavation carried out to inform sceduled monument consent decision in Sept-Oct 1990. This examined the interior, ditches and entrance. No datable artefacts were recovered, though samples of waterlogged material were retreived for radio-carbon analysis. The settlement plan suggests an Iron Age date. (6)

SJ 756 164. Triple ditched settlement site. Scheduled. (7)

SJ 75631645. The site of an enclosed Iron Age farmstead, discovered by aerial reconnaissance. A detailed archaeological investigation was undertaken on the site in 1990. The farmstead measures about 160 metres by 230 metres overall, with a pear-shaped internal area defined by a bank and external ditches. A causeway on the south west side indicates the position of the principal entrance, though a geophysical survey detected a second possible entrance to the north east. Excavation revealed the remains of a cobbled surface at the south west entrance and 2 curving gullies within the enclosure, thought possibly to be the eavesdrip gullies of roundhouses. Scheduled. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : West Midlands Archaeological Newsheet (CBA Group 8)
Source details : CBA Gp 8 1978 4
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Salop NS 8 1978 8
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Salop Sites and Mon Rec 3446
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Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : AP (J K St Joseph BXX4 22 6 76)
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Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : AP's (RF 106G/UK/1483 3427-8 9 5 46)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DJC 6-APR-81
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Source : West Midlands archaeology
Source details : West Midlands Archaeology 34 1991 53
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Source Number : 7
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : Shropshire
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Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 20-JUL-2001
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
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Monument Type : Enclosed Settlement, Farmstead, Round House (Domestic), Causeway
Evidence : Cropmark, Earthwork, Sub Surface Deposit

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Shropshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SA 3446
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34908
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 71 NE 17
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 71 NE 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1981-04-06
End Date : 1981-04-06
Associated Activities : PAVE LANE, CHETWYND ASTON
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1990-01-01
End Date : 1990-12-31
Associated Activities : CHETWYND ASTON
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1990-01-01
End Date : 1990-12-31