Archaeology reveals Kibworth's long history


An archaeological survey of the land west of Warwick Road in Kibworth has revealed evidence of a continuity of occupation stretching from the Iron Age to the Roman era and into the Saxon period.   The work was undertaken by Museum of London Archaeology on behalf of the landowners who have submitted a planning application to build up to 400 homes on the site.

Sherds of late Iron Age pottery were uncovered,  some of which, when re-assembled, may produce near-complete vessels.  The earliest dateable artefact is a Saxon loom weight from the 5th or 6th century. 

The finds broadly correspond to those of previous excavations in the locality where a Roman trackway was discovered.