The Medieval Period at Mellor
Around 1150AD to 1547AD

Click to enlarge image of Barbed Iron Arrowhead
Exciting discoveries unearthed in 2005 gave us an unexpected glimpse of the Medieval Period at Mellor, which was previously only confined to the historical record.
A Barbed Iron Arrowhead was found in Trench 35 and the packing around a double line of postholes (used to secure each post during the construction of a building) found in the adjoining Trench 33, have been found to date from between the 11th to the 13th Centuries. Furthermore, the exposed area uncovered a series of post pits which held a pottery assemblage dating from the 12th, 13th and 14th Centuries, tying in with a radiocarbon date in the deep postpit of AD1000 to 1250.

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