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Roman settlement in the Lower Nene Valley

John Peter Wild

Roman settlement in the Lower Nene Valley

by John Peter Wild

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Published by Royal Archaeological Institute in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from the Archaeological Journal, Volume 131, for 1974.

Statementby J. P. Wild.
ContributionsRoyal Archaeological Institute.
The Physical Object
Pagination30p.
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18343737M

This year our speaker was Professor Stephen Upex who talked about "Roman Settlement & Landscape in the Lower Nene Valley". Copies of Stephen's new book "The Romans in the East of England: Settlement and Landscape in the Lower Nene Valley " were on sale after the lecture.   The Iron Age settlements at Grange Park may be seen as outliers of the concentration of settlements in the Upper Nene Valley around Hunsbury hillfort. In the Early and Middle Saxon periods the claylands appear to have been largely abandoned for agriculture, with resultant regeneration of woodland, before in the Late Saxon and medieval periods Author: Ann Woodward, Simon Buteux, Laurence Jones.

Fragments of mortaria, Nene Valley and samian wares have been found in a thick scatter of glacial boulders. The boulders were perhaps building material (BNFAS, 5 (), 6). b (3) Settlement (?) (SP ), in a similar position to (2). Roman pottery and limestone rubble have . This view was to a large extent based upon the apparent lack of Saxon finds on Late Roman sites. Roman settlements in the lower Nene Valley around the town of Durobrivae. The site at Orton Hall Farm is shown as ‘OHF’; settlements that have produced Roman and Anglo-Saxon pottery are marked ‘S’.

Ermine Street is a Roman road that runs between London (Londinium) and York (Eboracum).It was described in five sections by Ivan D Margary in his book 'Roman Roads in Britain', where it is numbered the road is largely followed by the modern A10, A, A1 and A15 these section are not covered in detail here. Detail is reserved to the 'off road' lengths, junctions with other Roman. ‘Roman settlement in the Lower Nene Valley’, Archaeological Journal CXXXI, ‘Wooden tent-pegs from the Roman Fort at Melandra Castle, Glossop, Derbys.’, Antiquaries Journal LIV, ‘The Year’s Work: ’, Durobrivae II, 3.


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Roman settlement in the Lower Nene Valley by John Peter Wild Download PDF EPUB FB2

Title: Roman Settlement in the Lower Nene Valley. Author: Wild, John Peter. Price: GBP £ (about USD$) Category: History. Item ID: CI Binding: Disbound.

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The iron age background --The Roman conquest of the area and the development of the road system --Urban and suburban growth --Industrial and economic wealth --Rural settlement: rural buildings, farmsteads and villas --Agriculture --The fenland, its Roman history and archaeology, and its link with Durobrivae and the Nene Valley --Religion, beliefs and the dead --The end of Roman occupation.

The Nene valley and East Midlands area have always been recognised as being of major importance within the Roman province of Britannia, but almost nothing has been published about the area.

Professor Upex shows how this area provides an ideal case study of the Roman occupation of Britain.5/5(2).

This stretch of the lower Nene valley has long been known for its ancient history. Antiquarians such as Camden in the 16th century and Stukeley in the 18th, described Roman remains in the area and were aware of the existence of a Roman town South of the Nene and a Roman settlement under Castor village itself.

However it is the local figure. Wild, J.P. ‘ Roman settlement in the lower Nene Valley ’, Archaeological Jnl.–70 Williams, J. ‘ Excavations on a Roman site at Overton near Northampton ’, Northamptonshire Archaeol –33Cited by: 3.

The Roman presence Roman settlement in the Lower Nene Valley book Bingham has long been known. In the early 18th century William Stukeley () gave a description of the visible stone ruins of the Roman small town Margidunum, which is in the north of the parish and spread over the junction of four parishes.

The western boundary of the parish is the Fosse Way, a Roman road. The Romanpottery assemblage is dominated by products of the Lower Nene Valley, the majority of which are Nene Valley Colour-Coated Wares typical of the late third to fourth centuries AD. The distribution of the Lower Nene Valley mortaria conforms to that of imports from south-east England in the third century (e.g.

BB2) and from northern Gaul. The mortaria will have travelled north via the east-coast sea routes, taking advantage of the cheap transport costs of a. A clue to life as a Roman in Nene Park, is the remains of a large timber barn on Roman Point, probably used for furnace and smithing work for making small tools.

Also close by are a well and a shallow tank, which experts think could be for making salt from the then-tidal flow of the River Nene. The settlement within Nene Park (mainly on what is now Coney Meadow at Ferry Meadows) became more defensive, as we can see on geophysical survey results.

Ditches almost a kilometre in length were built across a meander in the River Nene, so that the settlement would be protected on all sides.

these settlements, or their successors, were still occupied in the Roman period. The most striking feature, known from excavated and aerial data, is a pit alignment that runs along the valley for more than 2km (Fig ), parallel to, and approximately m south east of a tributary of the Nene, together with traces of a second parallel.

Romano-British settlement was partially excavated at Tort Hill (Garrood ; ). Pottery from the site indicates that it was occupied from the second to the fourth century.

Various other chance finds may have been associated with this settlement. A number of Roman urns, for example, found during the eighteenth century, may. Stephen Upex brings together what we know about Roman buildings in the lower Nene Valley. Interestingly, he points to the Itter Crescent villaas the earliest known Roman wooden structure in the area.

There are images of stonework ranging from sites excavated by Artis through to the herringbone foundations of the Nassington barn.

This issue describes excavations in the Nene Valley and its pottery: Lower Nene Valley, cream gray, shell-gritted and mortaria. Includes: The area east of Billing Brook; A road west of Billing Brook; Kilns A, B and C at Water Newton; Excavations at Water Newton, across the defenses of Durobrivae, near to Billing Brook, at Chesterton along the line of Ermine Street; The significant Author: J.

Rob Perrin. Lying in the heart of the Nene Valley at Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire, was a substantial Roman roadside settlement, excavated in part by Oxford Archaeology during Established along the eastern side of a road in the early 2nd century AD with an array of circular stone buildings, it underwent a significant transformation around   "The Nene Valley a Roman Frontier" - Archaeological Journal Rev R.S.

Baker Settlement and Landscape in the Lower Nene Valley: Occupation, Settlement and Industry in the Nene Valley Tacitus Book 12 item 31 is the bit that needs unpicking. Antiquarian and modern excavations at Castor, Cambs., have been taking place since the seventeenth century. The site, which lies under the modern village, has been variously described as a Roman villa, a guild centre and a palace, while Edmund Artis working in the s termed it the ‘ Praetorium’.

One hundred and thirty-two clay and Roman pottery samples were collected from various kiln sites, settlement sites and clay outcrops in the Lower Nene Valley, Eastern England.

Twenty-three elemental concentrations were determined for each sample using inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometry. The pottery sampled is divided into four groups on the basis of the results, and it is. The Roman Soldier from Invasion to Withdrawal» The Welland valley was a focus for prehistoric settlement, just as was the case in the Nene valley.

Archaeologists are piecing together the scant evidence – often drawn from excavations in advance of gravel extraction which then removes all traces. This issue describes excavations in the Nene Valley and its pottery: Lower Nene Valley, cream grey, shell-gritted and mortaria.

Includes: The area east of Billing Brook; A road west of Billing Brook; Kilns A, B and C at Water Newton; Excavations at Water Newton, across the defences of Durobrivae, near to Billing Brook, at Chesterton along the line of Ermine Street; The significant buildings.

The Nene Valley in particular has had a long tradition of archaeological intervention especially on villa sites. The area stripping of rural and urban settlements other than villas, however, is surprisingly limited with very few fully reported examples of extensively excavated settlements within the county in .book review Hillforts: Britain, Ireland and the nearer continent.

Valdez-Tullett Published online: 13 May book review A Roman metamorphosis: the grey-literature archive of the Romano-British countryside transformed.

Roman Settlement in the Lower Nene Valley.A third volume, on the Roman landscape and settlement at Ferry Meadows (Peterborough) is about to be published shortly. Research interests include various aspects related to medieval agriculture and landscape and the archaeology of Roman and Saxon settlement.