The possible Roman vineyard at North Thoresby

The possibility of the discovery of Roman vine cultivation at the Eastern Bypass excavations, combined with a brief conversation on twitter with Dr Eleanor Scott and Dr Caitlin Green, made me think it was worth taking a quick look here at the other suggested evidence of a vineyard in Lincolnshire, at North Thoresby. Continue reading


Outsiders and executions? An important new Roman cemetery near Sleaford

Roman burials in Lincolnshire have been a source of immense interest in recent years (see my post on some previous discoveries here) and the trend looks to continue with news of a fascinating burial group excavated by local archaeologists Allen Archaeology in 2012, the report of which I have just seen. Continue reading

Vanity or Ritual? A Roman handheld mirror from Linwood

One of the most interesting Roman finds from Lincolnshire in recent years is a copper-alloy hand mirror, found at Linwood near Market Rasen in 2015. It was reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme (LIN-0B4401) and subsequently acquired by The Collection museum (LCNCC : 2016.29). Continue reading