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130 BROOKLEA NURSERY FIELDS

OS REF:SK589135

Date: 4th May 2002

The main reason for today's visit was to field walk over land that had been ploughed but not yet sown. Brian Verity, Archaeological Warden for Rothley, was keen to explore this site as it is the ideal place for Roman activity being on a slope and leading down to water. The soil is a mixture of loam and clay.

We walked the ploughed area and picked up possible man made Neolithic Period flints that Brian will wash, sort and record.
Following this we walked the field boundaries but kept out of Site 131 Brooklea Swamp Field for safety reasons. We were made aware that a member of the Brooklea staff had ventured into the swamp some time in the past and had to be pulled out by tractor.

View to Brooklea from the bridge over Rothley Brook in Homefield Lane. March 2002

Active beehives on approach to Brooklea Swamp Field Site 131. May 2002

View from the top field of Brooklea. The Royal Oak on Cross Green the white building to the left with Brookfield Farm extreme left and Rothley village to the right. May 2002

View from Brooklea to Homefield Lane. May 2002

View from Brooklea with old A6 to the left behind the beehives. May 2002

View from top field of Brooklea showing Billesdon Coplow on the skyline over Wanlip and the River Soar. May 2002

View from top field of Brooklea looking to Wanlip and Birstall with the old A6. Homefield Lane to the right. May 2002

Looking from Brooklea to Rothley School. May 2002

View from the boundary of the swamp field towards Mountsorrel Lane and Mountsorrel. May 2002

View from the top field of Brooklea looking to Mountsorrel Lane and the curved window of the Cemetery Chapel. May 2002

Looking down to the Swamp Field Site 131 and Rothley Brook. April 2002

Looking towards Mountsorrel Lane from the field shown above. April 2002

Looking to Mountsorrel from Brooklea May 2002

Looking to Mountsorrel from Brooklea. May 2002

Brian fieldwalking at Brooklea. Looking to Mountsorrel Lane and Mountsorrel. May 2002

Same field as above looking down to the Swamp Field Site 131, over Rothley Brook to Homefield Lane where it joins the old A6. May 2002

Brooklea Tea Shop. July 2007

View from the Tea Shop to Homefield Lane. July 2007

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