What did it look like?

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An artist impression of what the high status structure may have looked like during the 3rd century AD. Courtesy of Robin Gray, Pennine Prospects

As the display board comes together and the booklet develops, we’re happy to share an artists impression of what the excavated high status courtyard farm may have looked like during the 3rd century AD.

The reconstruction is based on evidence uncovered during the excavation such as plastered/white-washed walls, stone roof tiles, wall columns.  The shape of the site is based on a geophysical survey undertaken by University of Sheffield Landscape Archaeology Masters student Graham Lantz in 2014, including the discovery of a possible structure in one corner of the enclosure.

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Annotated geophysical survey results highlighting the enclosure ditch and structural foundations.

 

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