Roman Nantwich: a Salt-Making Settlement. Excavations at Kingsley Fields 2002

By Peter Arrowsmith and David Power.  iii+197 pages. Oxford: Archaeopress. (BAR Brit Ser 557)  2012. ISBN 9781407309590. £35.00.
In 2002 the fullest evidence so far recovered for the Roman settlement at Nantwich was revealed by an excavation carried out at Kingsley Fields, on the west side of the town, ahead of a housing development. This uncovered a previously unknown Roman road, linking the settlement at Nantwich to the main road network, and, positioned along this, evidence for the collection and storage of brine and the production of salt, together with buildings, enclosures, a well and a small number of cremation burials. Waterlogged conditions meant that organic remains, including structural timbers, were well preserved on the site. These included the two finest examples of timber-built brine tanks excavated from Roman Britain. This volume presents the wide-ranging finds of these investigations.