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 Aerial photographs have revealed the site of a significant larger settlement  in the field, interestingly termed, Settle Mead. Several trackways and what appear to be house platforms can be seen on a site of about twelve acres.  (Beds.Arch.SMR 1885) According to one archaeologist this could be an Iron Age - Roman village. As it is unlikely to be excavated it is difficult to say exactly but its pattern certainly resembles similar settlement of that period. Not long after 45 AD the Romans had control of this area. The Roman Road from Sandy to their camp at Godmanchester 22 kilometres to the north ran almost north-south less than 500 metres from the foot of the ridge. (Beds.Arch.SMR 505) This road follows the present line of Hasells Hedge but, over the centuries, the metalling has been "robbed out" to provide a cheap source of building material. There are defensive earthworks, known as Caesar's Camp, on the hills to the north of Sandy Station (O.S.180492) and others 1.5km. south on Sandy Warren (O.S. 184478) overlooking the Roman Road. Excavations in the cemetery have revealed a small Roman settlement as remains of the road. With a considerable number of other archaeological along Stratford Road and the eastern slopes of the ridge it show there was Roman occupation  only three kilometres from Everton. 


  On the Oxford clay and the gravels of the valley floor there is also considerable evidence of Roman settlement. Pottery and coins were found at Cold Arbour Farm (O.S.192544) three kilometres north of the village and there was a significant Roman villa in Tempsford with a mosaic floor. Samian ware, bone and coins dating from between 161 AD to 378 AD. were found at the site. (Beds.Arch.SMR 523; VCH Hunts.i,p.268, Proc.Camb.Antiqu.Soc. vol.14. p.151) A coin dated AD 310 was found in the grounds of Woodbury Hall. (Family document in possession of Lady Errol)


Excavation, as far as is known, has not taken place on the village site, but fragments of a large grey earthenware vessel dating from Roman times were found opposite Warden Gap on Sandy Road (O.S.199509). Other grey shards from a large bowl were found on the west side of Sandy Road. (Found by the Henry’s, Sandy Road) There was at least one kiln in operation in the village. One has been unearthed behind the Lawns, another on the site of Church Farm. Many pot sherds have been unearthed in the area. The availability of extensive deposits of clay just below the ridge along the spring line were exploited in the Middles Ages as well as in the late-19th century. (Beds.Arch.SMR 2002) The ponds could be water-filled clay pits.  The trackway opposite the site where the pottery was found leads down the ridge to the Roman Road only a kilometre away. This is the present route of the Greensand Ridge Walk. It passes the strangely symmetrical Warden Hill on top of which was a hut circle. Might this have been a defensive site? 


When the Romans left the country in the fourth century the Romano-British settlers continued to farm the area but, although it is possible, there is no evidence of a continued occupation during the Dark Ages.


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