Element record L5049 - Roman finds, Misson




Grid reference SK 67349 93950 (point)
Map sheet SK69SE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Misson, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A quantity of C2-C3 pottery (some from the kiln at Little London Torksey) has been found at a depth of 2ft over an area some 50yds square, in a gravel pit at Misson. Also found were a mortarium with hammerhead rim, a calcitic stone jar and an iron sword. (1)
Doncaster Museum ... hold none of the pottery. Find spot has been deep quarried, now reclaimed. Oswald is now dead. (4)
Grid ref slightly amended, to site of "Old Sand Pit", 1902. The quarry was probably backfilled in the early 1970s during the construction of Newington Farm which truncated much of Hagg Hill. In 1997 it was largely overbuilt by extensions to a factory. (5)
See L 5569 for human bones.
NB OS card locates this find at SK 6803 9520 (which is incorrect - see L9613), so (4) may have visited that NGR instead.

<1> Notts Gaz Comm, Thoroton Gazetteer (Index). SNT957.

<2> Oswald AH, 1937, OS Corr 6in (Personal comment). SNT1104.

<3> Harper FR, 1961, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT747.

<4> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: Notts Gaz Comm. Thoroton Gazetteer.
  • <2> Personal comment: Oswald AH. 1937. OS Corr 6in.
  • <3> Personal comment: Harper FR. 1961. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.

Finds (5)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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