MSO9325 - Possible Roman ironworking site at Dulverton (Find Spot)
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- None recorded
Four brass coins (3rd & 4th Century) were found in 'recent breccia' at Dulverton. They are in the Bristol Museum. [1-2] The old museum label adds that the 'breccia' was five feet below the surface, but gives no precise provenance. Examination of the material by LV Grinsell and KS Barton shows that it is refuse from iron working, and in addition to the Roman coins it also embodies bits of oyster shell. Only two coins now survive, both Constantinian AD 308 to 337.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO5476 Monograph: Page, W. (editor). 1906. The Victoria History of the County of Somerset. Archibald Constable and Company, Limited (London). 1. 362 (FJ Haverfield).
- <2> SMO4109 Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 97 (1952), 191.
- <3> SMO5370 Serial: 1888-. Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset. Volume 27 (1958), 192-193 (LV Grinsell).
- <4> SEM7096 Article in monograph: Gathercole, C.. 2003. English Heritage Extensive Urban Survey: An Archaeological Assessment of Dulverton. The Somerset Urban Archaeological Survey. English Heritage. p5.
- <5>XY SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36527, Extant 19 October 2021. [Mapped feature: #37989 ]
|Grid reference||SS 915 277 (point) Location of find not known|
|Civil Parish||DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36527 (Pastscape entry: 36527)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NW2
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36527
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33562
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Oct 19 2021 5:06PM
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