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EARLY IRON AGE POTTERY AND SKELETON FOUND EAST OF HARPSWELL



Reference Name MLI50980

Name:
EARLY IRON AGE POTTERY AND SKELETON FOUND EAST OF HARPSWELL

Summary:
EARLY IRON AGE POTTERY AND SKELETON FOUND EAST OF HARPSWELL

Location:
HARPSWELL, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE
HEMSWELL, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
A scrap of early Iron Age pottery found recently (1930s) by the Harpswell Cross Roads. {2}

A skeleton, possibly associated with a sherd of thick black pottery with much shell, decorated with string impression and fingertips; the pottery is of the early Iron Age. Found at Hemswell in 1931. {1}{3}{4}

In 1964 Featherston reported that the whereabouts of the finds was unknown. The find spots were within the perimeter of the airfield and field walking was not possible. {3}

The information appears to have been duplicated and there are 3 separate grid references:- SK93839002 (from C. W. Phillips), SK93879005 (from Tom Baker) - both quoted by the OS card; and SK93878998 (from ?AO records) quoted by the SMR card SK 98 NW: B. {1}{3}{4}

Sources:
1 Index: SMR FILE. HEMSWELL. SK 98 NW:B -
2 Article in Serial: PHILLIPS, C.W.. 1935. 'The present state of archaeology in Lincolnshire, part 2' in the Archaeological Journal. VOL 91 (1934) p99
3 Index: OS CARD INDEX. HEMSWELL. SK 99 SW:16,1964, FEATHERSTON K J A
4 Index: SMR FILE. HEMSWELL. SK 99 SW:AN,1983, D.E.S.

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