Ashley

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1976

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'Ashley', Ancient and Historical Monuments in the County of Gloucester: Iron Age and Romano-British Monuments in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds (1976), pp. 4. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=129230 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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ASHLEY

(7 miles S.W. of Cirencester)

The E. boundary of the parish follows the Foss Way.

(1) Romano-British Settlement (around ST 92309350), E. of Addy's Firs, occupies level ground in the plain, about 440 ft. above sea-level and 1 mile S.E. of the village. The site is marked by a diffuse scatter of pottery, reddened limestone, slag and fragments of sandstone tiles in an arable field.

Finds (in a private collection) are said to include two 4th-century coins, pottery of 2nd to 4th-century types, and roof tiles.

TBGAS, 87 (1968), 203, No. 2.

(2) Settlement (around ST 93059315), Romano-British, N.E. of Ashley Marsh Covert, is on level ground at about 400 ft. above sea-level, 150 yds. W. of the Foss Way and 1 mile S. of the village. Fragments of sandstone tiles are scattered in ploughsoil.

Finds (in a private collection) are said to comprise pottery of 2nd to 4th-century types. The footings of a stone wall are recorded.

TBGAS, 87 (1968), 203, No. 1.



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