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HER Number:MDV62751
Name:Pomeroy Wood, Roman-British Iron Working

Summary

A significant amount of evidence for ironworking from the Pomeroy Wood site can be assigned to the Romano British period.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 131 993
Map Sheet:SY19NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGittisham
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGITTISHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NW/202/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • IRON WORKS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Fitzpatrick, A. P. + Butterworth, C. A. + Grove, J., 1999, Prehistoric & Roman Sites in East Devon: The A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement, 274-276 (Report - Excavation). SDV100627.

A significant amount of evidence for ironworking at the Pomeroy Wood site can be assigned to the Romano-British period and all appears to have been associated with iron smithing. No certain evidence of iron smelting was recovered and no evidence for other metalworking activities has been identified. Approximately 41.5kg of smithing slag was collected including 25 smithing hearth bottoms, some hearth lining and a small quantity of fuel ash slag.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV100627Report - Excavation: Fitzpatrick, A. P. + Butterworth, C. A. + Grove, J.. 1999. Prehistoric & Roman Sites in East Devon: The A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement. Wessex Archaeology Report. 16. A4 Bound. 274-276.

Associated Monuments

MDV62749Related to: Pomeroy Wood Fort, Gittisham (Monument)
MDV62750Related to: Pomeroy Wood, Romano British Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV806 - SLAG (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV3969 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Aug 11 2006 10:26AM