Post-medieval quarrying at Tripontium Roman Station, Churchover.

Description of this historic site

A series of 19th century or later gravel pits were recorded during trial trenching. The site was located on land adjacent to and within the SAM, Tripontium Roman Station (County Monument 097).

Notes about this historic site

1 Trial trenching demonstrated that post-medieval quarrying of gravel was extensive across the whole area of the evaluation. The quarrying consisted of a series of 19th century or later gravel pits, with small areas of natural sand and gravel surviving, no earlier archaeological remains were present. The post-medieval material recovered included brick, tile, concrete, china, glass and clay-pipe.

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