Stanford on Soar

In 2015 MAS were asked to conduct a programme of archaeological work involving an earthwork survey and programme of archaeological monitoring prior to, and during, small scale development of land for stabling and a ménage at Stanford on Soar, Nottinghamshire.

The earthwork survey concluded that the standing earthworks present on the site were representative of medieval house platforms and part of the earlier settlement pattern for the current day village. Our archaeological investigations unearthed a single sherd of Roman pottery dated to the 3-4th century AD and a significant amount of re-deposited Roman building debris of similar date and presumingly used as a levelling layer during the construction of the medieval house platforms. The debris included small pieces of a mosaic pavement, roof tiles and a fragment of a box flue tile. Their presence is suggestive of a Roman building somewhere in the proximity of the site.