Archaeological Field Evaluation, Lincolnshire

We undertook a programme of Archaeological Field Evaluation (trial trenching) at Stamford Association Football Ground with respect to the proposed demolition of the existing football club buildings and associated structures for residential development.

In Brief

Client: House Builder Sector: Housebuilding/Commercial Development Services:

Archaeological Field Evaluation (Trial Trenching)

Location: Stamford AFC Redevelopment Lincolnshire

Key Points

  • Site of medieval nunnery and Saxon iron working
  • Late 19th century football ground


Stamford AFC was established in 1894 and occupies the southeast part of St Michael’s medieval nunnery one of six religious houses founded in Stamford during the 12th and 13th centuries. The main stand was built c. 1900 and was until its demolition regarded as one of the oldest in the country.

Additionally, the site lies within the vicinity of late Saxon or Saxo-Norman iron smelting activity.

Despite its rich history, the site was surprisingly devoid of both conclusive archaeological features and layers.

View our report here: ADS Grey Literature Library


Archaeological Planning Conditions Discharged