MSO8348 - Incorrectly placed Roman ironworking site at Treborough (Non-antiquity)

Summary

Alleged Roman iron-working, Treborough. The reference has arisen from a misunderstanding of earlier sources.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Aiano lists a Roman iron-working site in Treborough parish, relying on Scarth, who in turn relies on Jones. But the last speaks only of good iron ore at Treborough and Luxborough, mentioning Roman exploitation in general terms only as 'most clearly proved by the coins and mining implements which have been discovered in the refuse matter in this neighbourhood'. There are no known iron mining sites with Roman remains in Treborough parish, though there are in the adjoining parishes of Luxborough and Brompton Regis. [1-3] Howes "believes" there to be evidence of early iron working (similar to that at Aldworthy Farm - SS 93 NW 10) at Treborough. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Serial: Historical Metallurgy Society. Various. Historical metallurgy : the journal of the Historical Metallurgy Society. Vol 11.2 (1977), p80 (AR Aiano).
  • <2> Serial: Royal Archaeological Institute. 1844 onwards. The Archaeological Journal. Volume 36 (1879), p327, 336 (Rev Preb Scarth).
  • <3> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Vol 6 (1855), p144 (WA Jones).
  • <4> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Vol 35 pt 2 (1889), p39 (J G Howes).

Map

Location

Grid reference ST 01 35 (point)
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish TREBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW12
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 188392

Record last edited

May 21 2018 4:32PM

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