Fineshade Motte and Bailey Castle and Abbey


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Iron Working Site

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

District Council

East Northamptonshire District Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SE973973 (497260, 297703)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.5681, -0.564847

Nearest Postcode

NN17 3BA

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A Roman site was discovered during excavations at Fineshade Priory in 1988. Roofing tiles, a pit and considerable building material indicated a substantial building. Furtehr investigations in 1992 located evidence of iron-working.

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