Archaeology

The most notable archaeological find in Wold Newton was an Anglo-Saxon burial urn excavated in 1828; see the Urns page.  It having been ploughed out long ago, the exact location of the excavated barrow was a mystery, until an aerial survey by Contour Geophysics during the 2018 summer drought revealed it in the north western corner of the parish.  It also gave a wider context for the site, identifying evidence of human settlement in the area from the Bronze Age and, in particular, revealed an area of occupation dating back to the Iron Age not far from the existing village.



More modest finds, field archaeology and crop marks evidence human settlement over several millennia.  Here's a couple of photos of a pottery shard found along the line of the former track into one of the medieval open fields
and a Tudor brooch unearthed nearby.


If you've found anything interesting while out walking around the parish, please contact us and send a photograph.
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Notes from a 400m wide transect from running west from Ludborough carried out in the 1980s and published in 1989.  708k v. 1 15 Jan 2011, 06:38 Christopher Buckle
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NMR plan 1  440k v. 1 15 Jun 2010, 12:48 Christopher Buckle
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