Iron Age site at Strancliffe Lane (MLE 15820)

  • ID (Preferred Ref.): MLE15820
  • Name: Iron Age site at Strancliffe Lane
  • Map Sheet: SK51NE
  • Grid Reference: Centroid SK 573 183 (MBR: 426m by 322m)
  • Summary: Geophysical survey suggested settlement; trial trenching in 2004 recorded Iron Age ditches and 48 sherds of pottery. Excavation in 2006 recorded ditches, Middle Iron Age pottery, numerous pits and three ring ditches, one of which contained internal features.
  • Description: A geophysical survey identified anomalies suggesting an enclosed settlement and associated field system. Subsequent evaluation produced evidence of Iron Age ditches and 48 sherds of pottery suggesting an extensive area of occupation. Fieldwork suggests this was probably truncated by subsequent quarrying. No structural remains were found.
    Evidence of an Iron Age settlement was recorded during excavation in 2006.


Sources

  • Number: 1 / 1 
  • Reference: Unpublished document: Redvers-Higgins, N. 2005. Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar: archaeological evaluation report. / Unpublished document: McAree, D. 2007. Archaeological excavation at Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar.


Location - Administrative Areas

  • Civil Parish: Barrow-upon-Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire


Monument/Component Types

  • PIT (Middle Iron Age - 400 BC to 101 BC)
  • RING DITCH (Middle Iron Age - 400 BC to 101 BC)
  • ROUND HOUSE (DOMESTIC) (Middle Iron Age - 400 BC to 101 BC)
  • DITCH (Early Iron Age - 800 BC to 401 BC)
  • SITE (Early Iron Age - 800 BC to 401 BC)

Find Types

  • MAMMAL REMAINS (2) (Middle Iron Age - 400 BC to 101 BC) (from Event: ELE5210)
  • SHERD (Large quantity) (Middle Iron Age - 400 BC to 101 BC) (from Event: ELE5210)
  • CEREAL GRAIN (Small quantity) (Early Iron Age - 800 BC to 401 BC) (from Event: ELE4327)
  • CEREAL GRAIN (Small quantity) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD) (from Event: ELE5210)
  • FISH REMAINS (Small quantity) (Early Iron Age - 800 BC to 401 BC) (from Event: ELE4327)
  • MAMMAL REMAINS (Medium quantity) (Early Iron Age - 800 BC to 401 BC) (from Event: ELE4327)
  • MAMMAL REMAINS (Small quantity) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD) (from Event: ELE5210)
  • SHERD (Large quantity) (Early Iron Age - 800 BC to 401 BC) (from Event: ELE4327)

Associated Activities/Events

  • Event ID: ELE4327 / ELE5210
  • Name/Ref: Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar: archaeological evaluation report (Ref: 04/0999/2) / Archaeological excavation at Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar
  • Organistion: Oxford Archaeolgy / Northamptonshire Archaeology
 

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