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Romano-British settlement site on land south of Tennyson Drive, Bourne



Reference Name MLI80822

Name:
Romano-British settlement site on land south of Tennyson Drive, Bourne

Summary:
A localised Romano-British domestic and industrial focus.

Location:
BOURNE, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 35292
A focus of pits and ditches, and a possible stone cill wall, broadly dated to the second and third centuries were discovered on an area of raised ground. They indicate domestic and industrial activity. Possible structural remains had been robbed in antiquity and more recently truncated by ploughing. The site is considered to be a localised focus of activity outside the Roman town of Bourne. Many of the features are undated but close to others from which Roman pottery was recovered. {1}{2}{3}
A watching brief centred at TF 1030 1904 identified four pits containing significant amounts of pottery dating to the mid to late 2nd to the mid 3rd centuries AD. The bulk of the pottery is equally divided between Nene Valley grey wares and shell-tempered products of the Bourne kilns. A few 4th century sherds were also found. The focus of archaeological remains at the western end of the site suggests that Romano-British occupation probably lies to the west of the investigated area. In all, this site is likely to be peripheral to the main Romano-British settlement which lies to the west and north-west. {4}{5}

Sources:
1 Intervention Report: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. June 2000. Report on evaluation at southwest Bourne. SWB99
2 Intervention Report: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. June 2000. Appendix to report on evaluation at southwest Bourne. SWB99
3 Excavation archive: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. June 2000. Archive of evaluation at southwest Bourne. LCNCC 149.99
4 Intervention Report: Archaeological Project Services. Aug 2006. Archaeological Watching Brief at South Road, Bourne. BSR05
5 Excavation archive: Archaeological Project Services. Aug 2006. Archaeological Watching Brief at South Road, Bourne. LCNCC 2005.161

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The following reports are available from the ADS digital library.
1 Intervention Report: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. June 2000. Report on evaluation at southwest Bourne. SWB99
2 Intervention Report: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. June 2000. Appendix to report on evaluation at southwest Bourne. SWB99

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