Iron Age/Romano British field system found in Area D
The site of a field system dating to the Iron Age. It is located 450m north west of The Rookery, Salford Priors.
1 Archaeological evaluation, Area D, of cropmark enclosures (WA5081) identified a field boundary ditch containing pottery from the first two centuries AD. The features in this southern part of area D seem likely to belong to a field system.
2 In 1993 an area was excavated in advance of the Norton Lenchwick Bypass in an attempt to further investigate the features mentioned above. Specific attention was paid to determining whether the later settlement was immediately superseded by the villa site to the south (WA1499). A system of field ditches relating to those further south of the site and to the villa were identified.
3 The northern part of area D was criss crossed by a series of Romano British field boundaries.