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Published Feb 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology


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Roman Britain; Norton; North Yorkshire; Excavations; Pottery Industry; Ceramics; Fort; Brooklyn House

Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 77

Life, Death and Rubbish Disposal in Roman Norton, North Yorkshire

Excavations at Brooklyn House 2015-16

By Janet Phillips, Pete Wilson

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This volume reports on excavations in advance of the development of a site in Norton-on-Derwent, North Yorkshire close to the line of the main Roman road running from the crossing point of the River Derwent near Malton Roman fort to York. This site provided much additional information on aspects of the poorly understood ‘small town’ of Delgovicia.



Chapter 1. Introduction – Pete Wilson ;
Chapter 2. The excavation – Janet Phillips and Pete Wilson ;
Chapter 3. Prehistoric pottery – Blaise Vyner ;
Chapter 4. The Roman pottery – I.M. Rowlandson and H.G. Fiske ;
Chapter 5. The post-Roman pottery – C.G. Cumberpatch ;
Chapter 6. The coins – Richard Brickstock ;
Chapter 7. The small finds and vessel glass / The finds from the cremation burial – H.E.M. Cool and S.J. Greep ;
Chapter 8. The ceramic building materials – J.M. McComish ;
Chapter 9. The stone building materials – J.M. McComish ;
Chapter 10. Chipped stone lithics – Spencer Carter ;
Chapter 11. Querns, millstones and associated material – John Cruse ;
Chapter 12. The whetstones – S. Tibbles ;
Chapter 13. Human bone – Katie Keefe and Malin Holst ;
Chapter 14. Vertebrate remains – Alison Foster ;
Chapter 15. Shell – John Carrott ;
Chapter 17. Discussion – Pete Wilson ;

About the Author

Having started in archaeology as a volunteer on the Mary Rose in 1982 John Buglass formed his own company, JB Archaeology Ltd, in 2004. JB Archaeology has undertaken all of the archaeological works for the Brooklyn House development since the initial desk-based assessment in 2014. John has a BSc (Hons) Biology and an MA Archaeological Science. ;

After earning her MA in Medieval History and Archaeology from St. Andrews University, Janet Phillips began work as an archaeologist in 2007. While working, she gaining a further MA in Archaeology and Heritage from Leicester University. From 2011 Janet worked as a Project Officer on a range of multi-period sites. ;

Pete Wilson worked for English Heritage/Historic England for many years, including as Head of Research Policy (Roman Archaeology), and is now an Independent Consultant. A graduate of Birmingham University, he obtained a PhD from the University of Bradford for a thesis on Roman North Yorkshire.


This report conforms to the usual high standards of production demonstrated by the Archaeopress imprint. It affords an important insight into the character of one of the small towns of Roman Britain.