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Romano British saltmaking remains, Woodgate Farm, Moulton



Reference Name MLI20358

Name:
Romano British saltmaking remains, Woodgate Farm, Moulton

Summary:
A red hill and artefact scatter of pottery, baked clay fragments and evaporating vessel fragments suggest that this site was the location of Roman saltmaking.

Location:
MOULTON, SOUTH HOLLAND, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
Concentrations of Romano British pottery sherds were found in dark patches of wide silt hillocks among a wide scatter throughout the western group of enclosures. The pottery dates from the early 2nd century and into the 4th century within area of 22115. {1}
There is a 'red hill' (a Roman coastal site producing salt by boiling of seawater) on this site, with scatters of baked clay fragments, including support pieces, and evaporating vessel fragments. {3}

Sources:
1 Article in monograph: HALLAM, S.J.. 1970. ‘Settlement around the Wash’ in The Fenland in Roman Times. GAZ 2816S P 285
2 Map: HALLAM, S.J.. 1970. The maps for ‘Settlement around the Wash’ in The Fenland in Roman Times. MAP 6 SHEET F
3 Article in serial: Hallam, S.J.. 1960. Romano-British Salt Industry in South Lincolnshire. pp.52, 64
4 Index: OS CARD INDEX. MOULTON. TF 21 NE:9,1965, DA
5 Index: SMR FILE. MOULTON. TF 21 NE:F -

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