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Name:Late Iron to early Romano-British site southeast of Hermitage Low Farm, Harpswell
HER Number:54980
Type of record:Monument

Summary

Late Iron to early Romano-British site southeast of Hermitage Low Farm, Harpswell

Grid Reference:SK 926 886
Map Sheet:SK98NW
Parish:HARPSWELL, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

PRN 54980
An archaeological watching brief was undertaken during the construction phase of a replacement gas main between Caenby Corner and Sturgate Airfield. The watching brief identified an area of moderate archaeological interest, apparently the edge of a Romano-British settlement. A number of ditches and pits were excavated, one of the northeast to southwest aligned ditches produced stratified pottery sherds dating to the late Iron Age to early Roman transition (50BC to 150AD). The bulk of the sherds are common grey quartz-gritted fabrics, but a notable quantity is in grog-tempered fabrics which usually tend to overlap with the late Iron Age tradition. A single sherd of decorated samian is of 1st century date, a flagon rim and a body sherd of rusticated ware point to a possible military origin. {1} {2}


<1> Pre-Construct Archaeology, Dec 2003, Caenby Corner to Gainsborough Pipeline: Archaeological Watching Brief and Geophysical Survey, CCGP03 (Report). SLI9472.

<2> Pre-Construct Archaeology, Dec 2003, Caenby Corner to Gainsborough Pipeline: Archaeological Watching Brief and Geophysical Survey, LCNCC 2003.337 (Archive). SLI9473.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Late Iron Age to Roman - 50 BC to 150 AD)
  • GULLY (Late Iron Age to Roman - 50 BC to 150 AD)
  • PIT (Late Iron Age to Roman - 50 BC to 150 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Late Iron Age to Roman - 1 AD to 150 AD)
  • SHERD (Late Iron Age to Roman - 1 AD to 150 AD)

Associated Events

  • Magnetometry survey of the Caenby Corner to Gainsborough Gas Pipeline
  • Magnetic susceptibility survey
  • Watching Brief on the Caenby Corner to Gainsborough Gas Pipeline

Sources and further reading

<1>Report: Pre-Construct Archaeology. Dec 2003. Caenby Corner to Gainsborough Pipeline: Archaeological Watching Brief and Geophysical Survey. CCGP03.
<2>Archive: Pre-Construct Archaeology. Dec 2003. Caenby Corner to Gainsborough Pipeline: Archaeological Watching Brief and Geophysical Survey. LCNCC 2003.337.