Shannon Hogan
Investigations of the Roman Landscape at Wimpole

The excavations at Lamp Hill on the Wimpole Estate have given the National Trust a very rare opportunity to explore the area’s ancient history. The site dates to the Late Iron Age and early Roman period (c.100BC to 150AD), and has yielded an exciting assemblage of metal objects, many of which link to the Roman military and are suggestive of votive offerings, which would indicate the presence of a shrine somewhere in the vicinity. Furthermore, evidence from the dig indicates that pottery was being manufactured locally and it’s possible we have our very own Wimpole Roman pottery, made within the grounds of the estate!

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