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New Roman and prehistoric aerial discoveries at Grandford, Cambridgeshire

  • T. W. Potter (a1) and B. Robinson (a1)

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The Romano-British settlement at Grandford lies northwest of the town of March, in the heart of the Fens of eastern England. It straddles the ‘Fen Causeway’, a Roman road that ran west—east across the Fens, and which probably originated at the legionary vexillation fortress at Longthorpe, near Peterborough, held between c. AD 48 and 61/62. Small-scale excavations between 1958 and 1968 demonstrated occupation for much of the Roman period, down to the later 4th century, beginning at least as early as c. AD 65 (Potter & Potter 1982). It was suggested on various grounds that the settlement niay have started life as a Roman fort, constructed in the aftermath of the great rebellion of AD 60-61, led by Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni (Potter 1981: 85-7).

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Jackson, R.P.J. & Potter, T.W.. 1996. Excavations at Stonea, Cambridgeshire 1980–85. London: British Museum Press.
Potter, T.W. 1981. The Roman occupation of the central Fenland, Britannia 12: 79133.
Potter, T.W. & Potter, C.F.. 1982. A Romano-British village at Grandford, March, Cambs. London: British Museum. Occasional paper 35.

New Roman and prehistoric aerial discoveries at Grandford, Cambridgeshire

  • T. W. Potter (a1) and B. Robinson (a1)

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