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Farnsfield Camp 1978

Type;  Roman Marching Camp

Location; Blidworth Lane, Farnsfield, SK639557

Project Leaders Jim Turner and Catherine Swarbrick

 

The results of aerial photography by Dr. Derek Riley prompted an investigation

1 mile S.W. of Farnsfield. Three trenches were dug across the visible

cropmarks and a very typical Roman defensive ditch was sectioned.

In the infill 4 romano-British coarse-ware pottery sherds were found plus one base sherd thought to be of iron-age date.

There was much conjecture as to the time lapse of the back-filling as some of

the exposed surfaces showed signs of weathering.

It is also unclear whether the pottery sherds were residual or contemporary;

possibly quite an important point.

The report and all the photographs and drawings are filed in Mansfield

Museum.

Farnsfield Roman

Marching Camp

1978

D.Riley Farnsfield casmp 1976 Farnsfield marching camp

Above-- The Derek Riley photo showing the cropmarks.

 

The unmistakeable profile of a Roman military ditch