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Late Iron Age site on land south of Heath Lane, Normanton



Reference Name MLI82460

Name:
Late Iron Age site on land south of Heath Lane, Normanton

Summary:
Late Iron Age site on land south of Heath Lane, Normanton

Location:
NORMANTON, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 35519
Magnetometry survey revealed a large number of linear and curvilinear features indicating a possible enclosure.{1}{2} Three 12m x 4m trial trenches were excavated revealing two small Iron Age pits, these contained burnt pottery and cremated bone. The burning and condition of the sherds are consistent with those having been on a cremation pyre, the pottery is of the common shell-gritted fabric type. There was also oolitic-gritted ware which is rarer but contemporary with the more common fabric types. One shell-gritted rim sherd had a burning flame-mark on the rim. Marks on other oolitic gritted sherds show evidence for burning. Oolitic ware is not common in Lincolnshire. Taking the evdience of the burnt pottery and cremated bone it is tempting to identify the pits as cremation burials.{3}{4}
An archaeological watching brief and subsequent excavation on the route of the Silk Willoughby to Staythorpe Gas Pipeline identified a pit alignment which crossed the easement on a northeast to southwest alignment. Ten pits were mapped, although only two were excavated. The remains of the pit alignment suggest this was a major landscape structure, consisting of substantial rock cut pits up to 1.00m deep. Pottery taken from the upper fills of the pits suggest a late Iron Age date for their construction.{5}{6}

Sources:
1 Intervention Report: The University of York. 2000. Reconnaissance Programme: Silk Willoughby to Staythorpe Gas Pipeline - Phase 2. SSP99
2 Excavation archive: The University of York. 2000. Reconnaissance Programme: Silk Willoughby to Staythorpe Gas Pipeline - Phase 2. LCNCC:252.99
3 Intervention Report: The University of York. 2001. Evaluation Programme: Silk Willoughby to Staythorpe Gas Pipeline Phase 3. SSP99
4 Excavation archive: The University of York. 2001. Evaluation Programme: Silk Willoughby to Staythorpe Gas Pipeline Phase 3. LCNCC:252.99
5 Intervention Report: Field Archaeology Specialists. Aug 2006. Excavation and Watching Brief, Silk Willoughby to Staythorpe Gas Pipeline. SSP01
6 Excavation archive: Field Archaeology Specialists. Aug 2006. Excavation and Watching Brief, Silk Willoughby to Staythorpe Gas Pipeline. LCNCC 252.99

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The following reports are available from the ADS digital library.
1 Intervention Report: The University of York. 2000. Reconnaissance Programme: Silk Willoughby to Staythorpe Gas Pipeline - Phase 2. SSP99
3 Intervention Report: The University of York. 2001. Evaluation Programme: Silk Willoughby to Staythorpe Gas Pipeline Phase 3. SSP99

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