Roman and Anglo - Saxon Napton


An Anglo - Saxon sword found as part of a burial suggests that Napton may have had some importance at this time. There have been little or no additional artefacts found dating to this period, which suggests that there may not have been a settlement present.


It is thought that Napton was an industrial site rather than a domestic settlement during the Roman period. A large quantity of pottery, including Samian and grey ware, was found here. Burnt brick and bone were also found.


Aerial photographs show a series of ditches and gullies near Napton Hill. This is thought to be a field system, dating to the Romano- British period (43AD- 409AD).