Parchmarks, adjacent to the Saltway, Cold Comfort Lane, Alcester

Description of this historic site

A series of rectilinear parchmarks were identified in 2004. Subsequent geophysical survey failed to record any features, save a modern drain. The site lies adjacent to the Saltway, the Roman Road running from Droitwich to Finmere.

Notes about this historic site

1 A series of rectalinear features showed up as parchmarks in this field, in April 2004, immediately adjacent to the line of the Saltway, the agger of which is visible as a cropmark on aerial photography across this field.
2 Subsequent magnetic survey failed to positively identify any features, and it remains likely that these parchmarks simply relate to drainage activity.

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