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Late Iron Age - Roman-British features near Wilsford Reservoir



Reference Name MLI91748

Name:
Late Iron Age - Roman-British features near Wilsford Reservoir

Summary:
Late Iron Age - Roman-British features near Wilsford Reservoir

Location:
WILSFORD, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 65352
During geophysical survey along a water pipeline route, probable archaeological anomalies were recorded in this field. {1}
Subsequent trial excavation revealed these features to be of 2nd-3rd century date. Most of the features appear to be land boundary ditches. Ditches flanking a probable road were also seen. {2}{3}
During excavation in the field immediately to the west, further features of late Iron Age - early Romano-British date were seen. These included more boundary ditches and also the stone foundations of a small rectangular building. It is uncertain whether this building had a domestic or agricultural function. There appeared to have been at least two phases of building prior to this structure's demolition. The presence of club rush seeds in the demolition deposits suggest a turf roof. The earlier date of the features in this field suggest that the focus of activity may have moved to the east by the 2nd-3rd century. {2}{3}

Sources:
1 Intervention Report: Pre-Construct Geophysics. 2006. Fluxgate Gradiometer Survey: Wilsford to Rauceby Mains Reinforcement Scheme. -
2 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 2008. Wilsford-Rauceby Reinforcement Main Scheme Archaeological Excavation, Evaluation and Watching Brief. WURM 06
3 Excavation archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 2008. Wilsford-Rauceby Reinforcement Main Scheme Archaeological Excavation, Evaluation and Watching Brief. LCNCC 2006.180

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The following reports are available from the ADS digital library.
1 Intervention Report: Pre-Construct Geophysics. 2006. Fluxgate Gradiometer Survey: Wilsford to Rauceby Mains Reinforcement Scheme. -
2 Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 2008. Wilsford-Rauceby Reinforcement Main Scheme Archaeological Excavation, Evaluation and Watching Brief. WURM 06

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