Barnwell North Lodge Farm

The site appeared to focus on an aisled building which had undergone several phases of development, including a late bath suite. Surrounding the

building was a series of gated yards. Of particular note were three very large pits, up to 1.5m deep, which were dug close to the building, one of  which produced a remarkable collection of lead objects and a large, column-like piece of limestone.

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Occupation extended from the late 1st century, through the Hadrianic period and into the late Roman period. A series of four postholes was associated with Saxon occupation. The excavations at are crucial for understanding how the exploitation of the clay-lands developed during the Roman period with the animal bone in the later periods suggesting a broad-based animal economy with cattle being exploited for a variety of purposes including traction.

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