Sibson & the A1 Excavations 1957-8

The line of the modern A1 was only improved to dual carriageway in the late 1950s. That widening impinged on an extensive strip of Roman industrial activity stretching for some 6 km centred on Water Newton.

Pottery kilns and other industrial activity were discovered in what must have been the suburbs of the Roman Town of Durobrivae.

The work was undertaken for the then Ministry of Works, by distinguished archaeologists of the time: John Gillam, Brian Hartley, Kay Hartley and Graham Webster, but funds have until recently not been forthcoming to comprehensively publish all of the sites. As part of the 'Nenescape Project', this has now been rectified and publication is in hand and should be out by 2021.

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