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ROMAN RIDGE, SHEFFIELD

1946 Excavation ROMAN RIDGE,HILL TOP/MEADOWHALL ROAD

Sectioned when cutting a gas pipe trench.
Director of fieldwork F Wakelin
Auspices Rotherham Museums
Archive Holder Sheffield Museums
Archive Holder Rotherham Museums Clifton Park
Funding Body/Financier United Steel
Funding Body/Financier Society of Antiquaries London
Director of fieldwork F L Preston

1946 Excavation ROMAN RIDGE, SHEPHERD'S PLANTATION

A trench excavated to examine an opening through the Roman Ridge found that the opening was not an original feature.
Director of fieldwork D N Riley
Archive Holder Sheffield Museums
Auspices Ministry of Public Building and Works
Archive Holder Rotherham Museums Clifton Park
Funding Body/Financier Society of Antiquaries London

Publications :
Full report Hunter Archaeological Society transactions 7/1957/

1947- 1948 Excavation ROMAN RIDGE,HILL TOP/MEADOWHALL ROAD

Excavations at SK39819255 in 1947, and at SK39819237 in 1948.
Photographs of the 1947 excavations exist at Rotherham Museum.
Finds Holder Rotherham Museums
Director of fieldwork D Greene
Archive Holder Sheffield Museums
Archive Holder Rotherham Museums Clifton Park
Funding Body/Financier Society of Antiquaries London
Director of fieldwork F L Preston

1948 Excavation ROMAN RIDGE/GRIMESTHORPE ROAD

A LONGUITUDINAL SECTION WAS CREATED DURING ROAD WIDENING, AND CUTTINGS WERE MADE TO TRAVERSE THE EARTHWORK.
Director of fieldwork L H Butcher
Archive Holder Sheffield Museums
Archive Holder Rotherham Museums Clifton Park
Director of fieldwork F L Preston

Publications :
Note Hunter Archaeological Society transactions 7/1957/

1953 Excavation ROMAN RIDGE NEAR HOOBER LANE

Four sections were cut across the earthwork, three between Hoober Lane and Cortworth Lane, and one ca. 50m North of Hoober Lane.
The sections were cut at SK41559827, 41469815, 41489803, and 4126978. The ditch profile showed a remarkable degree of conformity with ditch profiles excavated elsewhere, leading the excavator to suggest the entire earthwork is of a single constructional phase. No dating evidence was found.
Director of fieldwork P Ashbee
Archive Holder Sheffield Museums
Funding Body/Financier Ministry of Public Building and Works

Publications :
Full report Hunter Archaeological Society transactions 7/1957/

1970's Excavation ROMAN RIDGE (AREA OF GRIMESTHORPE ROAD)

Director of fieldwork A Fleming
Archive Holder Sheffield Museums

Publications :
Reference Virtual Catalogue Entry to support E.I. Migration Wessex Archaeology/1992/The Roman Ridge, Hill Top Kimberworth, Rotherham: Project No.35351

1993 Evaluation SANDSTONE ROAD, WINCOBANK

Trial trenching found no trace of the Roman Ridge passing between Beacon
Road and Sandstone Road. Project funded by Davenham Trust plc.
Auspices Archaeological Research and Consultancy at the University of Sheffield ARCUS
Archive Holder Archaeological Research and Consultancy at the University of Sheffield ARCUS
Funding Body/Financier Developer

Publications :
Interim report Archaeology in South Yorkshire South Yorkshire Archaeology Service 1993-94/1994

Full report ARCUS [assessment & evaluation reports] Gething P/1993/An Archaeological Evaluation at Wincobank, Sheffield.

1993 Excavation ROMAN RIDGE, HILLTOP

Site Code: RRR-93. Part of the Stocksbridge-Rotherham BOC Pipeline (Evaluation Event UID: 966261). The
finds data is filed in the SYAU file under Rotherham - BOC Pipeline (Sheet
2).

RCHME Microfilm PRN: 5040
Archive Holder National Monuments Record Centre
Archive Holder South Yorkshire Archaeology Service
Director of fieldwork S T Atkinson
Auspices South Yorkshire Archaeology Unit

Publications :
Full report Archaeology in South Yorkshire South Yorkshire Archaeology Service 1993-1994

1995 Evaluation JENKIN ROAD, WINCOBANK

Test pitting prior to a proposed housing development on the line of the
Roman Ridge earthwork revealed a substantial ditch 2.4m wide and excavated
to 0.5m, turning north-eastwards to converge with Jenkin Road in the
western part of the site. No dating evidence was recovered but the course
of the earthwork was established in this section.
Archive Holder South Yorkshire Archaeology Service
Director of fieldwork Simon Atkinson
Auspices South Yorkshire Archaeology Field and Research Unit
Funding Body/Financier Developer

Publications :
Note Archaeology in South Yorkshire South Yorkshire Archaeology Service 1995-96

Full report South Yorkshire Archaeology Field and Research Unit [assessment & evaluation reports] Atkinson S/1995/Report on an archaeological field evaluation on Land off Jenkins Road, Wincobank, Sheffield.

1998- 1999 Measured Survey WATH WOOD AND BOYD ROYD WOOD

Archival study followed by earthwork survey of archaeological features in three woods: Wath Wood (centred SK 436 991); Boyd Royd Wood (SK 433 991) and Fox Cover (SK 435 988).
Trans. Hunter Arch. Soc. 21 account mentions the presence of a holy well at SK 437 989. No evidence has been found, however, that would attach any religious significance to this structure. It is also suggested that the well was excavated in 1986 by the South Yorkshire Arch. Unit. This is also an error and, as far as can the ascertained, the site has never been excavated. (Ms L Matthews, South Yorkshire SMR. E-mail 15. 9. 03.).
Director of fieldwork J Robert Travis

Publications :
Full report Hunter Archaeological Society transactions 21/2001

2003 Watching Brief NETHER HAUGH REPLACEMENT GAS MAIN

Site code: NHP03. Salvage recording of groundworks following an assessment (Event 1388629) recorded an undated ditch running parallel to the Roman Ridge earthwork, as well as 3rd century finds from an adjacent cropmark enclosure. Information from OASIS Online Form.
Funding Body/Financier Transco
Archive Holder Rotherham Museums
Finds Holder Rotherham Museums
Auspices Network Archaeology
Auspices Lindsey Archaeological Services
Director of fieldwork R Pullen

Publications :
Full report Lindsey Archaeological Services [evaluation reports] Pullen R/2003/Nether Haugh, Rotherham: archaeological watching brief.

2003 Management Survey GRANGE PARK WOODS, TREETON WOOD, WATH & BOYD ROYD WOOD

Site code: 2359WSR. Topographical survey of historical woodland recorded multi-period features. Information from OASIS Online Form.
Archive Holder Rotherham Museums
Auspices West Yorkshire Archaeology Service
Funding Body/Financier Heritage Lottery Fund

Publications :
Full report Archaeological Services WYAS reports Lee D/2003/Grange Park Woods, Treeton Wood, and Wath and Boyd Royd Wood, Rotherham, South Yorkshire: topographical survey/Report No 1142.

2003 Desk Based Assessment NETHER HAUGH REPLACEMENT GAS MAIN

Site code: NHP03. Assessment carried out in advance of pipeline groundworks in the area of the Roman Ridge earthwork. Information from OASIS Online Form.
Funding Body/Financier Transco
Archive Holder South Yorkshire Sites and Monument Record
Auspices Lindsey Archaeological Services
Auspices Network Archaeology

Publications :
Full report Lindsey Archaeological Services [evaluation reports] Tann G/2003/Nether Haugh, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire: archaeological desk-based assessment.

2007 Watching Brief GRIMESTHORPE ROAD, BURNGREAVE

Site code: GRIME07. Monitoring of development groundworks recorded a possible bank/rig of the Roman Ridge earthwork. Information from OASIS Online Form.
Archive Holder Sheffield City Museum and Mappin Art Gallery
Director of fieldwork Jessika Shakarian
Auspices Archaeological Research Services
Funding Body/Financier Developer

Publications :
Full report Archaeological Research Services [fieldwork reports] Shakarian J/2007/Grimesthorpe Road, Burngreave, Sheffield: an archaeological watching brief on the 'Roman Ridge'/Report No 07/12.

2008 Watching Brief DAFFODIL ROAD, FLOWERS ESTATE, WINCOBANK

Monitoring of groundworks along the west side of Daffodil road recorded no trace of the Roman Ridge. Information from OASIS Online Form.
Director of fieldwork Michael Mccoy
Auspices Archaeological Research and Consultancy at the University of Sheffield ARCUS
Archive Holder Sheffield City Museum and Mappin Art Gallery
Funding Body/Financier Developer

Publications :
Full report ARCUS [assessment & evaluation reports] Sotheran A/2008/Watching brief at Roman Ridge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire/Report No 1209.1.

2009 Measured Survey ROMAN RIDGE CYCLE PATH

Topographic survey of the Roman road between Sunnyfields and Red House identified its probable agger in Hanging Wood. Information from OASIS Online Form.
Archive Holder South Yorkshire Sites and Monument Record
Auspices West Yorkshire Archaeology Service

Publications :
Full report Archaeological Services WYAS reports Pollington M & Walsh A/2009/Roman Ridge Roman Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire: archaeological topographic survey, Vol 1 (report).

2010 Evaluation ROMAN RIDGE ROMAN ROAD

Site code: RRI09. Seven trenches excavated along the length of the Roman Ridge, revealing details of its agger and damaged surface. Information from OASIS Online Form.
Director of fieldwork Adam Tinsley
Auspices West Yorkshire Archaeology Service
Funding Body/Financier Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Archive Holder Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Publications :
Full report Archaeological Services WYAS reports Tinsley A/2010/Roman Ridge Roman Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire: archaeological evaluation/Report No 2060.

2011 Evaluation SANDSTONE ROAD, WINCOBANK

Six trenches excavated on the supposed line of the Roman Ridge, recording modern services only. Information from OASIS Online Form.
Director of fieldwork A Mora-Ottomano
Archive Holder Sheffield City Museum and Mappin Art Gallery
Auspices Archaeological Research Services
Funding Body/Financier Developer

Publications :
Full report Archaeological Research Services [fieldwork reports] Mora-Ottomano A/2011/Archaeological evaluation at Sandstone Road, Wincobank, Sheffield/Report No 11/85.