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Prehistoric/Romano-British settlement site east of Greatford



Reference Name MLI30054

Name:
Prehistoric/Romano-British settlement site east of Greatford

Summary:
Prehistoric/Romano-British settlement site east of Greatford

Location:
GREATFORD, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 30054 [This record includes information from PRN 30055 which has now been deleted.]
Settlement area, east of Greatford village. {1}

Part of the large and straggling agricultural settlement at Greatford, probably of Iron Age or Roman date. This site comprises a homestead enclosure and what appear to be stockyards with a drove road running away from it in two directions. The whole area is a complex one and there is a possibility of several overlapping periods of use. {2}{3}

An extensive, probably Roman, occupation site, connected with 30051 falls within a large area of ancient fields (see scheduled monument number 33581). There are fourteen irregular rounded enclosures, one linked by a track to a rectangular one. At TF097119 is a trackway with double right-angled bends and rectangular enclosure attached.{4}{5}{6}
Almost entirely under standing corn. Only very limited perambulation was possible and nothing else was seen. {4}{12}

The cropmarks include a small irregular circular enclosure or ring ditch, which may be a round barrow. {6}

Sources:
01 Index: SMR FILE. GREATFORD. TF 01 SE:Z,1980, WHITE, A.J.
02 Scheduling record: HBMC. 1978. AM 7. SAM 327
03 Aerial Photograph: ST JOSEPH, J.K.S.. 1945-1979. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. JG52;VJ31,33
04 Index: OS CARD INDEX. GREATFORD. TF 01 SE:17,1965, D.A.
05 Bibliographic reference: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1960. A Matter of Time. -
06 Aerial Photograph: ST JOSEPH, J.K.S.. 1945-1979. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. AGB83;BPW21
07 Aerial Photograph: ST JOSEPH, J.K.S.. 1945-1979. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. EA059;JG50-51;AAA41
08 Aerial Photograph: 1945-84. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. VJ27;AFN81,86;AGB52;BCS33
09 Aerial Photograph: 1945-84. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. BQQ059;BPW17,24
10 Aerial Photograph: 1945-84. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. ABJ74;BFS13;VJ30;YE70
11 Aerial Photograph: 1946-98. RCHME. 943/32,1975,
12 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. TF 01 SE, LI.788.49 1995
13 Article in monograph: Winton, H.. 1998. 'The cropmark evidence for Prehistoric and Roman settlement in west Lincolnshire' in Lincolnshire's Archaeology from the Air. p.54, fig.5a.6

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