Element record L8231 - Cropmark complex, Shelford




Grid reference Centred SK 65644 41699 (281m by 318m)
Map sheet SK64SE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Shelford, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Rectangular, smallish enclosures in W corner of field with many enclosures and ring ditches. Cutley Mill Lane. 6541/3 gives good view. Possibly another small enclosure to N, and also possible ring ditch (M 8229?) to NE. (1)
Samian sherd found, CAS --/08/1972. (?)
There are no surface indications of the markings, but a perambulation produced 2 sherds of grey ware (Derby form of the C3/C4). Topographically the situation is low-lying, adjacent to the Trent flood plain and protected by high ground to the SE. Probably an area of agricultural occupation dating from the IA/Ro period. (2)
Morph: 56.2.5 field system. (3)
NB some confusion over area of excavations, OS give above NGR only.
See M 8229 for ring ditches, L 9305-6 for other pottery.

Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.

3 BW print, NMR 6541/3,19,20, SMR

<1> Pickering J, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1148.

Other Refs: 6541/3,4,21,22

<2> Colquhoun FD, 1975, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT583.

<3> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Pickering J. Air photos.
  • <2> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1975. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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