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Ludford Late Iron Age and Roman settlement



Reference Name MLI40610

Name:
Ludford Late Iron Age and Roman settlement

Summary:
The earliest known settlement in this area appears to have been in the late Iron Age-early Roman period, and later developed into a small town in the third and fourth century.

Location:
LUDFORD, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 40610
Geophysical survey and excavations at Ludford have indicated the presence of extensive settlement in two distinct phases. The first phase of occupation occurred in the late Iron Age and early Roman period. The second dates to the third and fourth century, and is on a much larger scale, probably being a small town. The burials found during the excavations south of the A631 represent a cemetery associated with the town (see 43820). {6}{7}{8}
Roman coins, human remains, Romano-British and Samian pottery and gold ornaments found at Ludford Grange (TF 2091 8952). One fine gold aureus of Nero also a penannular brooch from the site was presented to Lincoln Museum in 1961. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{11}
A fluxgate gradiometer survey was carried out on land south of Ludford Grange and identified anomalies which represent features of certain archaeological significance: believed to be part of a Late Iron Age/Romano-British settlement complex. The arrangement of linear, curvilinear, sub-rectangular and amorphous anomalies seems to reflect several phases of activity, largely in the form of enclosures. {10}

Sources:
01 Index: SMR FILE. LUDFORD. TF 28 NW F -
02 Serial: 1924. LINCOLNSHIRE NOTES AND QUERIES. VOL XVIII, P31
03 Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. 23/61
04 Article in serial: O'NEIL, B.H.. 1948. ANTIQUARIES JOURNAL. VOL 28, P31
05 Index: OS CARD INDEX. LUDFORD. TF 28 NW 2,1962, DA
06 Intervention Report: Landscape Research Centre Ltd. 1998. Fluxgate gradiometer survey at Ludford, Lincs. -
07 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 2000. Ludford Magna Archaeological Excavations. LUD98
08 Excavation archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 2000. Ludford Magna Archaeological Excavation. LCNCC 13.99
09 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. TF2089:LI.167.9.1-3, 1993
10 Intervention Report: Pre-Construct Geophysics. June 2000. Fluxgate Gradiometer Survey on land at Ludford. -
11 Bibliographic reference: Bland, Roger and Loriot, Xavier. 2010. Roman and Early Byzantine Gold Coins found in Britain and Ireland. no.367, p.196

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10 Intervention Report: Pre-Construct Geophysics. June 2000. Fluxgate Gradiometer Survey on land at Ludford. -

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