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Name:Possible Romano-British iron working site on land south of Tennyson Drive, Bourne
HER Number:35291
Type of record:Monument

Summary

Possible Romano-British iron working site on land south of Tennyson Drive, Bourne

Grid Reference:TF 099 189
Map Sheet:TF01NE
Parish:BOURNE, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

PRN 35291
An archaeological evaluation in early 2000 recorded a number of pits, gullies and linear ditches dating to the Romano-British period. Soil samples taken from two ditch fills found hammerscale and a small quantity of slag. One ditch truncated one of two earlier pits rich in charcoal. A soil sample taken from one pit contained in excess of 2kg of slag and well-preserved hammerscale. The sample also included a quantity of fired clay possibly from a hearth. Pottery retrieved from the ditches suggest industrial activity was taking place during the 2nd to 3rd century and coincided with Romano-British settlement activity in the immediate area (PRN 35292). {1}{2}{3}


<1> John Samuels Archaeological Consultants, June 2000, Report on evaluation at southwest Bourne, SWB99 (Report). SLI6042.

<2> John Samuels Archaeological Consultants, June 2000, Appendix to report on evaluation at southwest Bourne, SWB99 (Report). SLI6043.

<3> John Samuels Archaeological Consultants, June 2000, Archive of evaluation at southwest Bourne, LCNCC 1999.149 (Archive). SLI6044.

Monument Types

  • ARTEFACT SCATTER (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)
  • DITCH (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)
  • GULLY (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)
  • HEARTH (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)
  • IRON WORKING SITE (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KILN WASTE (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)
  • OFFCUT (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)
  • SHERD (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)
  • SLAG (Roman - 100 AD to 299 AD)

Associated Events

  • Evaluation south-west of Bourne
  • Geophysical survey at southwest Bourne

Sources and further reading

<1>Report: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. June 2000. Report on evaluation at southwest Bourne. SWB99.
<2>Report: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. June 2000. Appendix to report on evaluation at southwest Bourne. SWB99.
<3>Archive: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. June 2000. Archive of evaluation at southwest Bourne. LCNCC 1999.149.