Romano British farmstead, Harborough Magna

Description of this historic site

The site of a Roman farmstead was discovered during an archaeological excavation. Features relating to stock enclosures and a farm house were recorded. The site was located 500m west of Harborough Magna.

Notes about this historic site

1 A series of ditches and gullies representing enclosures for stock management, domestic artefacts in their fills suggests their proximity the farmhouse. A wide range of pottery and animal bone were recovered from these features. Part of the site was permanently waterlogged and samples were taken for pollen and macrofossil analysis.
2 Axial arrangement of ditches and gullies representing part of a Romano-British field system. The fields seem to have been in use throughout most of the Roman period. No structures were found within the excavation area but the frequency of finds recovered from the various gullies and ditches would seem to indicate their presence nearby.