This assumption is due to fact that mainly Roman bronze coinage and pottery sherds from small urns have been recovered here.
We got to the field and it was underwater in parts and very, very soggy!
This is the first time at this farm since 2015 that we have not been able to carry out a survey due to wet conditions.
Thankfully, we had a sort of backup plan, and that was to survey the field next door to it.
This field is pasture and only about 3.5 acres in size so should be covered quite easily in the time we had for the day,
Details had come to light recently that this field had been excavated by an amateur team in the 1950's and they had found remains that may have been an altar and grave headstones with several Roman coins there.
Within the first few minutes the first Roman coin emerged, quickly followed by more. In all, 42 Roman coins were recovered, mainly dating to the C4th but covering the following Reece periods; 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19.
The date range is AD 180 to AD 364.
A majority of the coins are in excellent condition and some look like they were uncirculated.
No other Roman artefacts were recovered which mirrors our other shrine site as only coinage (and nice sherds of small Roman vessels) were found there too.
You can view the images of the finds from this dig here.