Cropmark Complex to N of Church Lawford Airfield

Description of this historic site

Linear features, a rectangular enclosure and a possible pit alignment are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. Partial excavation of the site uncovered an Iron Age round house and a series of gullies. The site is located 800m west of Long Lawford Lane.

Notes about this historic site

3 A complex of cropmark features can be identified from air photographs. This consists of several rectangular cropmark enclosures, linear features and a possible pit alignment. This is likely to represent the remains of a later prehistoric or Roman British settlement.
4 An archaeological evaluation comprising of trial trenching on the cropmark features, revealed that a significant Iron Age settlement survives below the level of the topsoil. Evidence for at least one round house survives, including postholes, a ring-gully and a hearth pit. Other curving gullies may represent other structures.
5 Dating revised to between the Late Bronze Age and the Romano British periods.

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