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Name:Iron Age Settlement, Ancaster
HER Number:30328
Type of record:Monument


Iron Age settlement at Ancaster.

Grid Reference:SK 982 435
Map Sheet:SK94SE

Full description

Excavations in the Roman town revealed that it overlay an Iron Age settlement. The material from pits and gullies is, however, of considerable importance, including Gallo-Belgic imports, Coritanian coins, large quantities of fine Iron Age ware, as well as earlier Iron Age vessels. The extent of the settlement is imperfectly known, but it appears at present to lie mainly on the west side of the area occupied in the Roman period. Excavations at the south-west corner of the town revealed Iron Age material, perhaps earlier than the other. {1}{2}{3}{4}

<1> RODWELL, W. AND ROWLEY, R.T., 1975, SMALL TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAIN (Bibliographic reference). SLI1095.

<2> BARLEY, M.W. ET AL, 1963-68, PARISH FILE, INTERIM REPORT (Unpublished document). SLI4611.

<3> PARISH FILE, - (Correspondence). SLI1213.

<4> South Kesteven records, SK 02.37; 02.38; 02.43 (Index). SLI6072.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Events

  • Excavations at Ancaster

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Conservation Area

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: RODWELL, W. AND ROWLEY, R.T.. 1975. SMALL TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAIN.
<2>Unpublished document: BARLEY, M.W. ET AL. 1963-68. PARISH FILE. ANCASTER. INTERIM REPORT.
<3>Correspondence: PARISH FILE. ANCASTER. -.
<4>Index: South Kesteven records. Ancaster. SK 02.37; 02.38; 02.43.

Related records

30324Related to: Ancaster Roman Settlement (Monument)
30340Related to: Iron Age settlement at Castle Quarry, Ancaster (Monument)