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Monument record MDR2527 - SDAS 105 Pottery and Flint Scatter, near Catton Farm Cottages, Walton-on-Trent

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Pottery and flint collected during fieldwalking in 1987. The field was walked at 5m intervals. There were 40 pieces of flint recovered, including three scrapers, a number of flakes (a couple with possible retouch), several cores and a quantity of waste material. Pottery sherds included one piece of Iron Age, two pieces of Roman, five pieces of early medieval and 25 pieces of medieval date. (1) Part of the field was walked again in 1997 as it lay on the route of a proposed pipeline. Material collected included two scrapers, two waste flakes and a grey ware rim sherd from a wide-mouthed jar or bowl, probably of 3rd century date. Geophysical survey of a 160m strip along the proposed pipeline route within the field failed to show any significant anomalies. Nevertheless, the quantity and concentration of finds indicate activity in this area, especially within the prehistoric and medieval periods. The flints suggest that this may represent a prehistoric working or habitation site. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: SDAS Archive Box 4 and Plan doc 3i.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Network Archaeology Ltd.. 1997. Drakelow Power Station, Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Fieldwalking, Field Reonnaissance and Geophysical Survey. Find nos 209, 210, 261, 262, 103.



Grid reference Centred SK 221 157 (461m by 403m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR1750
  • EDR1882

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Record last edited

May 14 2013 3:01PM

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