Undated cropmark enclosure

Description of this historic site

The site of an enclosure of unknown date that is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. The enclosure was partially excavated and the remains of a wall were found. The enclosure is situated 500m south of Fulham Wood.

Notes about this historic site

2 An undated subrectangular enclosure shows on aerial photographs.
3 In 1962 several trenches were cut and revealed the lower course of a dry-built limestone wall on clay foundations. The wall extended approximately 24m from the hedge boundary and was bounded on the N by hard clay and on the S by gravel. Part of the wall filling was iron slag, which was also found in scattered areas nearby. A second trench revealed a broad band of iron slag 6m wide. Finds included a ‘particle of kiln’ with slag adhering, sherds of pottery too small to date and globules of low temperature iron. A number of other trenches produced glazed and unglazed pottery, a nail and some clinker.

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