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FINDS AT MAYLANDS GATEWAY SITE OF IMPORTANT ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY

NB - this needs editing.

In the summer of 2017 I was made aware by concerned residents, that an archaeological dig was in progress on the area which has been called the Maylands Gateway development.  One of the residents visited the dig whilst it was on-going and took some photos of her own as well as talking to the archaeologists about their finds, which turned out to be Roman.  When I heard this, knowing of the important find of a Roman Mausoleum by Dr. David S. Neal almost adjacent to the site, I alerted members of HHLH&MS and Dr. David Neal.  Dr. Neal paid a visit and was very interested in what they had found.

Mike Stanyon had also contacted Dr. Neal, as well as Oxford Archaeology who were undertaking the dig to see what else we could find out.  I also contacted DBC as it transpired documents which should have shown up on their planning site, were no longer there.  Mike & I found that Carl         from Oxford Archaeology, as well as        were very helpful and promised to keep us informed.  The report below is a summary of their findings from Oxford Archaeology which we were sent in January 2018, together with a large number of additional photographs.  I also eventually received from DBC a series of documents covering the last few years detailing all the stages involved in preliminary digs and scans.  I intend in due course to write this all up and publish on my Leverstock Green chronicle website (www.lgchronicle.net) , and when I do I shall publish a link to it from here.  However, as the numerous documents I have been sent cover several dozen A4 sheets in total, so it may be a while before I can get it fully published.  Once done I shall publish the fact with a link on Facebook's HHLH&MS page.                                                                                                                 Barbara Chapman 17 January 2018

Roman Denarius found at the Maylands Gateway Dig 2017. Photograph © Oxford Archaeology & reproduced with their permission.

               It is a denarius of Julia Domna (the wife of Septimius Severus). She was Augusta (empress) from 193-217. This coin is dated AD 198.

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