Monument details

HER Number:1297
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Iron Age to Roman activity at Tatton village


Archaeological investigations to the northeast of Tatton Old Hall identified only faint evidence of activity in the Iron Age to Roman period. Although initial reports from the excavations suggested a far greater distribution of activity from this period, the final interpretation was based on calibrated radiocarbon dating and comprised a single archaeological feature.

Far greater information on the landscape was obtained from pollen analysis suggestive of a prolonged period of woodland clearance from around 1500 BC until the Roman period and an corresponding increase in cereal cultivation over the same period.


Monument Types

  • CLEARANCE (Bronze Age to AD 4TH CENTURY - 1570 BC to 390 AD)
  • PIT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1016586: Tatton Medieval Settlement, Prehistoric Settlement Remains, The Buried Remains Of Tatton Old Hall And Mill Dam; Registered Park or Garden (II*) 1000501: Tatton Park

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