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An early Roman lime kiln and later Roman agricultural processing at Maylands Gateway, Hemel Hempstead

Allen, Martyn and Poole, Cynthia and Booth, Paul and Cook, Sharon and Donnelly, Mike and Druce, Denise and Dungworth, David and Munby, Julian and Scott, Ian and Shaffrey, Ruth and Smith, Ian and Farnan, Aidan and Wachnik, Magdalena and Rousseaux, Charles An early Roman lime kiln and later Roman agricultural processing at Maylands Gateway, Hemel Hempstead. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Excavations at Maylands Gateway, Hemel Hempstead, have provided the opportunity to revisit and re-evaluate the site of the scheduled religious complex at Wood Lane End, Hertfordshire. The discovery of an early Roman lime kiln provides new evidence for the construction of the temple and its associated buildings. Following the abandonment of the temple, probably at the end of the 2nd century AD, several later Roman corndryers were installed to the south, including one of considerable size and complexity. Substantial quantities of charred cereal remains and associated debris from the corndryers indicate that arable processing was being undertaken at a comparatively ‘industrial’ level, perhaps operating as part of a larger estate centred elsewhere. A re-interpretation of the late Roman evidence at Wood Lane End is also presented here.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Hertfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:5807
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:14 Aug 2020 11:13
Last Modified:14 Aug 2020 11:13

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