Monument record MLI89331 - Roman Finds and Activity, Lincoln Road, Ruskington


Roman finds and activity from the area of the Anglo-Saxon cemetery to the west of Lincoln Road, Ruskington.

Type and Period (4)

  • (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • (Roman to Early Medieval/Dark Age - 275 AD? to 700 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A Romano-British pot was found along with numerous Anglo-Saxon artefacts in a gravel pit by a local farmer in 1917. {1}{2} Excavations in 1975 and 1977-78 revealed further evidence of Roman activity on the site including interlinking gravel quarries containing Roman pottery in their primary fill and cut by Anglo-Saxon graves. A possible Roman ditch, on the same alignment as the nearby Roman road and also cut by Anglo-Saxon graves, was also found. A Roman brooch is mentioned in the finds list for these excavations, although this appears to be an unstratified find. A late 3rd century AD Roman pot was presented to the excavators in 1975 by a member of the public who reported that it had been found with a burial also accompanied by beads. The burial could possibly be part of the Anglo-Saxon cemetery (see PRN 64179). {3}{4}{5}{6}

Sources/Archives (6)

  •  Correspondence: c. 1954. Correspondence relating to the Gibson Bequest. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: MEANEY, A.. 1964. A Gazetteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites. p.161.
  •  Correspondence: Healey, Hilary. 1975-1985. Excavations at Ruskington Anglo-Saxon cemetery in the 1970s. -.
  •  Archive: Department of the Environment. 1975. Ruskington Anglo-Saxon cemetery excavation, 1975. LCNCC 23.75.
  •  Article in Serial: A.J. White (ed.). 1976. 'Archaeology in Lincolnshire and South Humberside, 1975' in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. vol.11, p.60.
  •  Article in Serial: A.J. White (ed.). 1979. 'Archaeology in Lincolnshire and South Humberside, 1978' in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. vol.14, p.74.



Grid reference Centred TF 07541 51481 (150m by 151m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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