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Romano British settlement/saltern remains, Woodgate Farm, Moulton



Reference Name MLI22115

Name:
Romano British settlement/saltern remains, Woodgate Farm, Moulton

Summary:
Ditched enclosures, pits and gullies interpreted as field boundaries and settlement activity with associated industrial activity.

Location:
MOULTON, SOUTH HOLLAND, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
Several groups of small ditched enclosures on both sides of a fossil river-bed at Woodgate Farm, Moulton, representing large loose settlement with industrial sites. The enclosures were also seen as cropmarks on aerial photographs and during field surveys in January and November 1951. {1}{3}{4}{5}{6}{7}.
No visual evidence of any occupation was seen on a rather poor Ordnance Survey map copy. The majority of the finds are in the City and County Museum, Lincoln. {1}
During works on the Moulton Chapel to Whaplode water mains, a watching brief was carried out. The section of the watching brief was along the Moulton Mere drain and then along the South Holland main drain. In Field 5, to the east of Roman domestic and salt-making sites (PRN 20009 and Scheduled Monument 230), several pits, ditches and gullies were identified. The ditches were interpreted as field boundaries. One gully was cut by a pit, and may suggest a change from agricultural to settlement activity. This may also represent the expansion of the settlement (Scheduled monument 230). Two settlement enclosure ditches were also found. South of this, in Field 7 a ditched field boundary was recorded, and in Field 10, adjacent to the South Holland main drain, a further ditched field boundary was identified. {9}{10}

Sources:
1 Index: OS CARD INDEX. MOULTON. TF 21 NE:9 -
2 Article in serial: Hallam, S.J.. 1960. Romano-British Salt Industry in South Lincolnshire. pp.52, 64
3 Article in serial: NENQUIN, J.. 1961. SALT: A STUDY IN ECONOMIC PREHISTORY. vol.6, p.65-70
4 Index: SMR FILE. MOULTON. TF 21 NE:F -
5 Article in monograph: HALLAM, S.J.. 1970. ‘Settlement around the Wash’ in The Fenland in Roman Times. GAZ 2816S p.285
6 Map: HALLAM, S.J.. 1970. The maps for ‘Settlement around the Wash’ in The Fenland in Roman Times. MAP 6 SHEET F
7 Aerial Photograph: 1945-84. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. FN39,48-52,1951,
8 Aerial Photograph: 1945-84. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. LG93,94,95,1953,
9 Intervention Report: Archaeological Project Services. 1996. MOULTON CHAPEL TO WHAPLODE WATERMAINS. MCW96 MHB96
10 Excavation archive: Archaeological Project Services. 1996. MOULTON CHAPEL TO WHAPLODE WATERMAINS. LCNCC 83.96

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9 Intervention Report: Archaeological Project Services. 1996. MOULTON CHAPEL TO WHAPLODE WATERMAINS. MCW96 MHB96

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