Bourne is the possible location of a Roman settlement,  as identified from finds clustering in the southern part of the modern town, including a coin hoard, pieces of a tessellated pavement, pottery kilns and ‘wasters’ with local wares ranging from candlesticks to dishes, dating from the early-3rd to the 4th centuries.

References for Bourne

  • Roadside Settlements of Lowland Roman Britain by Roger Finch Smith (B.A.R. British Series #157, 1987) p.201.

Map References for Bourne

NGRef: TF0919 OSMap: LR130

Roman Roads near Bourne

S (13.25) to Ailsworth N (16) to Sleaford (Lincolnshire) NNW (9) to Sapperton S (15) to Dvrobrivae Catvvellorvm (Water Newton, Cambridgeshire)

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