Nassington Iron-working

 A 5 metre diameter spread of slag was discovered in field-walking some 600 metres north west of Nassington Village.

 

Among the debris was an anvil block weighing just over 6 kg.

 

It is noted that both iron-working and its representation on Nene Valley pottery is a common feature of the Lower Nene Valley area, and must represent a substantial source of its wealth.

Adrian Challands, Roman Ironworking and an anvil from Nassington', Durobrivae - A Review of Nene Valley Archaeology : 6 (1978), p. 21-22.

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