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TVAS News: Romano-British metalworking at Tanfield Lane, Wickham

Archaeologists from Thames Valley Archaeological Services carried out two phases of work in advance of development at Broad Ha'Penny, Tanfield Lane, Wickham for Southcott Homes. The initial phase of machine dug trenching revealed the presence of Late Iron Age and Roman ditches and pits along with an area associated with metalworking. Subsequent excavation of the site targeting the area of known archaeological deposits and the areas to be affected by the development revealed further evidence of Late Iron Age and Roman linear features and pits including a possible well.

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View of the site during excavations. Section dug through a cluster of four pits one of which was found to contain evidence of metalworking in the form of fragments of slag.