Boundary ditch, Wishaw Hall Farm, Wishaw

Description of this historic site

An Iron Age boundary ditch uncovered near Grove Lane, Wishaw during site excavations connected with the Birmingham Northern Relief Road project.

Notes about this historic site

1 Three segments of a substantial ditch, 1.5m deep and 3m wide, were uncovered with a narrow causway linking them. The ditch follows the line of an earlier pit alignment (MWA9091) before diverging at the southern edge of the site to follow the contour of the hill; the line of which is still kept by modern field boundaries beyond the easement area.
2 Several large co-aligned ditches were interpreted as elements of a single segmented boundary. The pottery suggests a Middle Iron Age date. It was probably sbustantially infilled by the Romano-Birtish period when a ditch of this date cuts through it.

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