Roman Barrow 620m North of Riseholme Hall

Lincolnshire

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Cinerary Urn
Roman

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Lincolnshire County Council

District Council

West Lindsey District Council

Parish

Riseholme

Parliamentary Constituency

Gainsborough

Grid Reference

SE982982 (498171, 376244)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.2738, -0.527653

Nearest Postcode

LN2 2LG

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Notes

A Roman barrow located 620 metres north of Riseholme Hall and around 700 metres east of the Roman road Ermine Street. The barrow mound is steep-sided, with a flat top about 2.5 metres high. It was originally circular and approximately 18 metres in diameter, but is now slightly oval in plan, measuring 17.5 metres by 19.5 metres. Partial excavation in 1952 showed that it was constructed in the late 1st century AD on the site of a cremation; evidence for burning, fragments of human bone and pottery and glass vessels were found in a shallow trench in the old ground surface. A secondary burial of the same period, comprising a human cremation in a pottery vessel covered by a stone slab, was discovered near the surface of the mound in 1935. There is no evidence for a ditch surrounding the mound. Scheduled.

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