Record Details

NHER Number:3364
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman furnace/iron working site


A visit to this location in February 1980 uncovered a concentration of tap-slag and burnt carrstone. Patches of burnt clay and the collection of Roman artefacts strongly suggest this was an iron working site in the Roman period. This is part of a larger Roman site identified via cropmarks and geophysical survey recorded under NHER 28000.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6362 1757
Map Sheet:TF61NW

Full description

February 1980. Site visit by A. Gregory (NAU). Located on Constitution Hill, on 15.25m (50ft) contour. Finds from surface of ploughed field.
A concentration of tap-slag and burnt carrstone was discovered, about 50m (east-west) and 10m (north-south), previously identified by [1] in 1975. Two patches of burnt clay indicate furnace sites; concentration includes scatter of Roman sherds.
A. Gregory (NAU) 4 March 1980.

This appears to be the source of the material in KLM (accession number 1993.688) marked 'Hardwick NO 1 February 1975' - Roman pottery (Samian, greyware), tiles and slag. Presumably given to source [1] by [2].
E. Rose (NLA) December 1993.

June 2003. NMP.
Cropmarks of a rectangular enclosure plotted directly above this findspot have been recorded under NHER 28000.
M. Brennand (NMP), 18 June 2003.

Monument Types

  • IRON WORKING SITE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 61 NW 16.

Related records

28000Part of: Possible Roman enclosure and iron working site (Monument)

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