Find Spot record MLI125345 - Iron Age Slag, Folly Lane, Norton Disney


Several large blocks of mid Iron Age smelting slag, found on land to the east of Folly Lane, Norton Disney.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Middle Iron Age - 400 BC to 200 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Several large blocks of slag were recovered in January 2018, from the edge of the field at this location, on land to the east of Folly Lane. Analysis of samples taken from the blocks strongly indicated that they were pit-type iron smelting slags of probable mid Iron Age date, suggesting that the smelting of significant quantities of iron was being conducted somewhere in this vicinity at that time. A further block of slag-like material was recovered in the area of Hill Holt farm, a short distance to the east. Analysis of a sample taken from this item, however, proved that it was not of archaeological origin. {1}{2}

Sources/Archives (2)

  •  Electronic Communication: Richard Parker. 2018. Information from Richard Parker. 20/02/2018.
  •  Report: Gerry McDonnell Archaeometals. 2018. Slag Samples from Norton Disney. -.



Grid reference SK 8615 6010 (point) Estimated from sources

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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