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|Pottery finds on Blackberry Hill|
|GR Redford||Tuesday 1st December 2015|
An Aslockton resident and reported a number if potentially exciting 'finds' on Blackberry Hill, Whatton-in-the-Vale.
Paul Hegginson found, whilst walking on Blackberry Hill a number of what appears to be Roman Pottery shards and also a 'muddy lump' which when cleaned was informally identified as Mid-Iron Age 'Scored Ware'.
Other finds included green glazed shards, a large jub handle, Midland Purple ware, Slip ware and Blackware.
Blackberry Hill has recently been 'deep-ploughed' for the first time in many years which may explain the numerous recent finds.
As far as I am aware, the finds are the first evidence of Iron-age and Romana-British settlement around the Blackberry Hill area.
More research to follow!
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