SK 352 278. A waterfront structure was partially excavated. This consisted of a triple line of posts at least 6 metres long supporting vertical wattle. The posts were round in section, averaged 9cm diameter, and were mostly of willow with a few ash and hazel. Many retained their bark. Cobblestones of between 20 and 40cms diameter lay piled around the westerly line of posts. Only the top of the structure was excavated. It lay in the upper half of a 4 metre depth of flood plain gravel. It was probably a river bank revetment, although its structure was similar to two medieval weirs found at Colwick, Nottinghamshire. (1)
Bibliographic reference: East Midlands Committee of Field Archaeologists. 1979-1982. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, 1979-1982. Volume 13. p. 5.
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Centred SK 352 278 (100m by 100m) (Centre)
BARROW UPON TRENT, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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