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Site record MDR22837 - Possible Roman Ditch and Features, West of Derby Road, Aston upon Trent

Type and Period (3)

  • (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ditch and features of possible Roman date, west of Derby Road, Aston upon Trent. Several undated anomalies were recorded at this site during geophysical investigation carried out in 2016. (1) Excavations in 2017 recorded that post-dating a possible Iron Age enclosure, was a large ditch, 2.6m-3.2m wide, at least 75m long, with gently sloping sides and an irregular base. Roman pottery and cattle and sheep bones were in its fills. A large sub-circular pit with evidence of a heat-affected deposit contained a large fragment of a Rotary Quern. A line of three post holes was believed to be related to these features. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Webb, A (Headland Archaeology). 2016. Trent Valley Crematorium, South Derbyshire: Geophysical Survey.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Blackburn, R and S Milby (Headland Archaeology). 2017. Land at Derby Road, Aston on Trent, South Derbyshire: Archaeological Excavation.



Grid reference SK 40961 30964 (point)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR4512
  • EDR4510

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 3:59PM

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