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Name:Salt-processing activity on land south of Tennyson Drive, Bourne
HER Number:35290
Type of record:Monument

Summary

Salt-processing activity on land south of Tennyson Drive, Bourne

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

Full description

PRN 35290
An evaluation in early 2000 found a concentration of pits, postholes, gullies and ditches, some of which contained Roman dating evidence (mainly third century). A small rectangular cut was interpreted as a possible drip gully for a small building. An undated charcoal rich gully produced evidence of a low-fired disposable ceramic, believed to be a briquetage type material. This is generally linked to salt production sites. Bourne was too far inland for the material to be linked to primary salt production. However, a possible interpretation would be further processing/refining of salt brought to the site from salterns located along the east coast. The salt-processing activity appears to co-incide with metalworking and domestic activity in the area (PRN 35291, 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

  • DITCH (Roman - 200 AD to 299 AD)
  • GULLY (Roman - 200 AD to 299 AD)
  • PIT (Roman - 200 AD to 299 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Roman - 200 AD to 299 AD)
  • SALT WORKS (Roman - 200 AD to 299 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRIQUETAGE (Roman - 200 AD to 299 AD)
  • SHERD (Roman - 200 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.