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ASHTON

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Cropmarks of a ring ditch and enclosures indicate the site of an Iron Age settlement, a coin of Tasciovanus was found in the area. Excavations uncovered the remains of a Roman settlement dated from the 1st century AD to the late 4th century. The areas uncovered seem to been industrial in nature; iron working furnaces and pottery kilns have been excavated. In a well a lead tank inscribed with a chi-rho was found and the presence of a late 4th century inhumation cemetery may indicate a christian site. Interpreted as a small town or villa estate. Scheduled Monument.

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