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Desborough Northamptonshire

Archaeological Field Evaluation for Gaultney Solar Park Ltd, prior to solar farm development.

4 fields were evaluated with 50 trenches opened.Trench location was determined by the results of a previous geophysical survey. 


Significant remains of a moderately sized, early Romano-British enclosure were uncovered in the fourth field which appears to have occupied the site of a small late Iron Age settlement. Possible late Romano-British agricultural activity was also recorded as well as 19th century ironstone quarries.

Archaeological Planning Conditions Discharged.

Project Details


Gaultney Solar Park Ltd


Renewables (Solar)


Trial Trenching (Archaeological Evaluation) ; Post-Excavation Assessment

Key Points

  • Proposed site of solar farm
  • Evaluation area measuring 47.3ha
  • 50 trenches
  • Trench location informed by geophysical survey results
  • Evidence of Romano-British settlement and 19th -century quarrying
  • Archaeological Planning Conditions Discharged