Newstead iron: a modern view (awarded 2017)

The Roman Research Trust and the Roman Society kindly awarded a grant towards the publication of Prof Bill Manning’s catalogue of the Newstead ironwork, to be published by National Museums Scotland. The modern publication of this assemblage will undoubtedly prove a landmark in the study of Roman ironwork, not only in presenting a full picture of this exceptionally rich and well-preserved military assemblage, but in bringing to a wider public the fruits of Prof Manning’s long experience in this topic; the combination of the material and the author make this much more than a conventional finds catalogue.

The final version of the text will arrive imminently, having been through academic and initial copy-editing, and we will shortly be sending the final illustrations for scanning and page-setting. We anticipate publication towards the end of the year, and have also secured a partnership agreement with the Trimontium Trust over the funding and marketing of the volume; they have undertaken to support our funding efforts and will provide a valuable local network for its dissemination.