Holbeanwood / Bardown
Iron Mine, Iron-work and Mine
The hearths of two iron-smelting furnaces were discovered at Holbeanwood in 1970, and associated but sparse pottery finds proved that they were in use during the Roman period. Seven Roman iron-working bloomeries were recorded in the area around Bardown (TQ6629) and Holbeanwood (TQ6630) at this time. There are many other Roman iron-workings in the Weald, most of which are clustered around Holtye to the west or near Hastings in the south-east.
References for Holbeanwood / Bardown
Britannia ii (1971) p.286.Britannia ii (1971) p.286. Britannia ii (1971) p.286.Britannia ii (1971) p.286.
Map References for Holbeanwood / Bardown
NGRef: TQ664305 OSMap: LR188
Roman Roads near Holbeanwood / Bardown