Pottery sherds from trial trenching at the Blue Boar Inn, Mancetter

Description of this historic site

Findspot - two sherds of Roman pottery were found during an excavation near the Blue Boar Inn, Mancetter.

Notes about this historic site

1 An archaeological evaluation on behalf of Hilton Technical Services was carried out at the Blue Boar Inn, Mancetter, prior to a proposed extension of the restaurant during late June, 1997. The possibility of encountering Roman deposits in the area of proposed development was potentially high due to the site’s close proximity to Watling Street to the N and the Roman settlement and fortress to the S. Two trenches were excavated but nothing of archaeological significance was discovered. Three post-hole features encountered in trench 2 were dated to the 20th century. Two residual sherds of Romano-British coarseware were recovered from one of the excavated areas.

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