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Monument record MDR5641 - Possible ford site and Roman pottery, River Trent, Sawley

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 483310. In line with No. 2, Clap gate, on the north bank of the Trent, is a site known as 'Billy Stones' at one fathom [c. 1.8m]. It is possibly a ford - a ford was certainly extant in 1797. Roman pottery is reported to have been found in the river bank nearby in 1956. (1) Number 2 Clapgate is situated at SK 48523115. No trace of a river crossing or associated road were seen. No further information regarding the pottery. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: 1961. East Midland Archaeological Bulletin, No. 5. p 5.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 23-DEC-66.



Grid reference Centred SK 483 310 (141m by 127m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1324

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2011 11:35AM

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