It is no understatement to say 2018 was an important year for Norton Disney’s archaeology. Perhaps a landmark year to compare with 1933 when the Roman villa was discovered? At the beginning of 2018 the local archaeology was a bit unloved, a bit unappreciated and in serious danger of being destroyed. The wider area of … More 2018 Was An Important and Good Year For Norton Disney’s Archaeology
Whats also generally not appreciated is the invisible border in this area between Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. … More Welcome to the borderlands of Lincs and Notts (People Have Been In Potter(s) Hill A lot Longer Than You Think!)
Those of you following the story of Norton Disney’s archaeological “big reveal” may be thinking things have gone a bit quiet lately. Well the developer is keeping quiet. Who knows what their own two April and May geophysics surveys of the villa field and the excavation report on Villa Farm show. They are some what … More Something Special Is Happening on 3rd September
Although technically Lincolnshire County Council closed for comments on 22nd June on the Villa Farm planning application, its not widely known you can continue to comment up to the date of the planning committee. My own group, the Norton Disney History and Archaeology Group have commented and you can read their comments on the council’s … More The Gods of Old Are Marshalling Their Forces!
Recent coin find nearby By now many of you will be aware the developer and owner of the Villa Farm site at Norton Disney has submitted their plans to Lincolnshire County Council to built a gigantic animal rendering plant. Planning Application PL/0036/18 Presently the public can comment on the proposals up to 22nd June. Indeed … More Lets Start Asking Some Difficult Questions. The Narrative Is Not Correct.
Yes I can hear you say, its another picture of nothing special, but it is evidence of more iron smelting, but this time at Brills Farm the other side of the Villa Farm site. If you read my previous post on smelting you will know that there is extensive evidence of Middle Iron Age smelting all … More Ok I Know It Does Not Look Like Much But It Is Significant Archaeology
Back on 8th June 1933 Mr Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford, better known as OGS Crawford, a pioneer in the use of aerial photography in the investigation of archaeology, over flew Abbey Field in Norton Disney where the Roman Villa is. The photos he took on that summer’s day are now stored at Historic England’s aerial … More Is Abbey Field About To Reveal It’s Secrets?