Iron Age settlement found near Welford, Northamptonshire

ULAS archaeologists have recovered Iron Age pottery and found evidence of a roundhouse at Welford in Northamptonshire.

Last year, an initial nine trench evaluation of a site at Newlands Road in Welford identified several features of Iron Age date including ditches, pits and a narrow gully. The site has now been stripped of soil under archaeological control, exposing a roundhouse, further structural evidence and part of two large enclosure ditches. Work was carried out on behalf of Mears New Homes.

The roundhouse measured some 9m in diameter, had an entrance on the east side and several internal features survived as well. Middle Iron Age pottery was recovered, of Scored Ware type, and several querns and stone honestones/rubbers were also found.

On 8 January the ULAS team will be giving an Open Day at the site for local Primary School children and their parents. The morning will have visits to the site and in the afternoon the team will be giving a display at the school with some of the finds and information displayed from the excavations.

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