Monument record MDR12144 - Iron Age ditch, Willington Power Station site, Willington

Type and Period (1)

  • (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Archaeological evaluation carried out on the site of Willington Power Station in 2005 revealed the base of a heavily truncated Iron Age ditch in two adjacent trenches. The ditch appeared to be slightly curved and gave the impression that it may have enclosed an area to the south. It contained charcoal flecks, burnt wood and 37 of sherds of Iron Age pottery, suggesting that domestic refuse had been deposited into it. One context yielded a rim sherd from a probable barrel-shaped jar, perhaps of middle to late Iron Age date; the remainder of the sherds were bodysherds. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Tannahill, R (Oxford Archaeology). 2006. Willington Power Station, Willington, Derbyshire: Archaeological Evaluation Report.



Grid reference Centred SK 3021 2897 (78m by 42m)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2674

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Record last edited

Mar 15 2020 9:36AM

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