Monument record BRD 202 - Iron Age ditches possibly forming an enclosure and possible buildings

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Monitoring revealed various ditches, two of which may form part of an enclosure and the possible remains a round house drip gully along with various undated features. Finds from the ditches provided evidence of settlement and the cultivation of barley and spelt.


Grid reference Centred TL 77845 86439 (37m by 41m)
Map sheet TL78NE


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

The monitoring of excavations for a multi- use games area uncovered a number of features, the majority of which are thought to be prehistoric in date. Several ditches were excavated when the water table was much lower, which would be consistent with a date in the Iron Age or earlier. Two of these appear to form the corner of a larger enclosure and are dated to the 3rd - 1st centuries BC based on finds of pottery and flint. Two short curving gullies may be evidence of buildings. Environmental samples suggest barley and spelt wheat were cultivated (1). A number of undated feature were also identified.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Tester, A.. 2008. Archaeological Monitoring Report Multi-use Games Area, Rememberance Playing Fields, Brandon, Brandon.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

May 25 2018 11:33AM

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