Thistleton Roman town

Thistleton is a very interesting Roman site in Rutland,  including a long running temple precinct with Iron Age origins, evidence for a small industrious town and a villa site. It was excavated by the Ministry of Works (the forerunner of English Heritage)  in the 1950s to early 1960s, which sadly was not published. Objects from the site can be seen in Rutland County Museum, such as this stunning dog brooch.