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Site record MDR7148 - Romano-British enclosure, Willington Quarry, Willington

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

During 1996 a watching brief with capacity for controlled excavation was carried out during the construction of a haul road at Willington Quarry. Following the identification of a number of features, excavations by the University of Leicester Archaeological Services revealed a group of Romano-British features. They comprised a series of ditches forming the north west corner of a possible enclosure (mainly under/ destroyed by the railway); the ditches contained mid-2nd to 4th century AD material (Mancetter-Hammerhead Mortarium), Derbyshire Ware (mid-2nd on), and Grey Ware (1st - 4th), as well as sherds of undated coarseware. (1) Some of these features were also observed during an aerial photographic mapping survey that was carried out in 2019/10. (2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: Harvey, J (ULAS). 2016. Archaeological Excavations at Willington Quarry (Phases 7-11), Willington and Egginton, Derbyshire, 2003-2006.
  • <1> Excavation archive: Beamish, M (ULAS). 1997. An Archaeological Watching Brief during Haul Road Construction at Willington Quarry, Derbyshire. SMR Doc. No: 333, p 19, figs 8 and 9.
  • <2> Digital data: Archaeological Research Services (ARS) Ltd. 2009/2010. Aerial Photographic Mapping Survey carried out as part of an Aggregates Resource Project.



Grid reference Centred SK 28215 27730 (83m by 100m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1552

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Record last edited

Oct 16 2019 12:54PM

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