Roman remains found at Sheffield farm

REMAINS of a Roman farmstead “of some importance” have been unearthed at Whirlow Hall Farm in Sheffield.

Archaeologists and volunteers digging at the site for three weeks have discovered a wide range of Roman pottery, some of which has come from as far away as Gaul. Initial inspection of the pottery suggests dates in the second century AD – the time of the Roman emperors Hadrian and Antoninus Pius.

The farm is next to an ancient trackway that used to link Sheffield with the Peak District and across to Manchester and the archaeologists believe that it was designed to provide farm produce to the Roman supply network.

There is also evidence of lead working and remains of earlier occupation are being discovered underneath the Roman layers.

Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and co-owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk

Advertisements

About peakdistrictview

The Peak District has everything you need for short breaks, holidays or long stay vacations. Through our 360 degree pano viewing experience take the opportunity to look at the landscape, market towns, and villages of the Peak District that make it such a special place. Discover the hidden gems of the area from the rugged heather clad moorland of the Dark Peak, to the gently rolling dales of the White Peak. Find out about Chatsworth, Alton Towers, Bakewell, Castleton, Peak National Park information, castles, houses, caves, river valleys, reservoirs, heritage sites and much much more.
This entry was posted in Sheffield and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s