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Monument record MDR3097 - Romano-British settlement site, Pearson's Farm, Hopton

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Romano-British pottery, both coarse and fine wares including Samian, Castor Ware, Colour Coat, Derbyshire Ware and Grey Ware of the 2nd to 4th century were found when a field to the north of Pearson's Farm was ploughed for the first time. Four platforms were identified at the top of the field, marked by black occupation soil. Two gritstone quernstones were recovered close to one of the platforms. One was a circular top stone with a central perforation and handle slot, and was 400mm in diameter. The other was a roughout, 500mm in diameter, with a central hole, but had been broken in antiquity. All the pottery was found on the platforms. Further platforms were identified in the adjacent field to the south. (1) An excavation was carried out at SK 25845580 by the Hunter Archaeological Society in 1978. A manuscript report, finds and finds catalogue are lodged with Sheffield City Museum. (2) A survey of Romano-British settlement sites and field systems carried out in 1999 appears to suggest that the settlement site has been removed. See SMR 8375 for the possible Romano-British field system. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 2486 - Wildgoose, M, 1977.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: RCHME Excavation Index.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Bevan, B (PDNPA). 2000. Peak District Romano-British Rural Upland Settlement Survey, 1998-1000. 3 vols.. Site code 080a.



Grid reference Centred SK 2581 5575 (183m by 379m) (Approximate)

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  • EDR204

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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