The Roman settlement at Saltersford lay to the west of Ermine Street, underlying the old Spittlegate Aerodrome, to the south-east of Grantham. The ancient trackway continued east towards the Metaris Aestuaium (The Wash) and in a south-westerly direction to join the Fosse Way just south of Vernemetum (Willoughby in Nottinghamshire).
In addition to the villa along the trackway at Denton, there was a villa along Ermine Street to the south at North Stoke (SK9328) and substantial Roman buildings at Great Ponton (SK9230). There were also iron-mines a little further south at Woolsthorpe (SK9224).
References for Saltersford
- Historical Map and Guide – Roman Britain by the Ordnance Survey (3rd, 4th & 5th eds., 1956, 1994 & 2001).
Map References for Saltersford
NGRef: SK9233 OSMap: LR130