A number of FRAG members joined the MidNAG team at Nassington this August.

After the disruption of the pandemic years the focus returned to the well defined Roman barn first exposed in 2016.

The large open area excavation also allowed exploration of features close to the south and west of the building itself.

Features identified included a T-shaped corn-dryer and a newly revealed building which showed evidence of a hypocaust and high quality wall plaster.

There is a much evidence to collate and interpret but the site was undoubtedly a busy agricultural settlement, processing goods for the nearby market at Durobrivae.

Participants had the bonus of lunchtime talks on topics including local geology, Roman finds from the area, and osteology.

nassington 2022 corn dryer

T – shaped Corn Dryer west of the main building

Collyweston Slatess

Collyweston slates (including one with nail) reused to form a trackway

Pilae and large plaster deposits

Pilae and large plaster deposits point to a bath house or other heated building

boozy birthday

Geof’s boozy birthday cake had more months than usual to mature

Gill and the team

Special thanks to Gill, Andrew, Derek and the MidNAG team for another excellent excavation

News and images from earlier Nassington digs: