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Abbey Centre Abingdon

Bashford, Robin Abbey Centre Abingdon. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In December 2011, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation at the Abbey Centre, Abingdon (NGR SU 497 971). The work was commissioned by Hunter Evans Ltd on behalf of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, and was part of a programme of predetermination investigative works relating to a planning application submitted to Vale of the White Horse District Council (11/02239/FUL). The evaluation revealed a loessic soil horizon overlying the natural terrace gravel, which was cut by pits dating to the 1st - 2nd century AD. The fills of the pits were overlain by a homogeneous silty deposit which may have represented the re-worked upper fills of the earlier features. A second phase of pit digging was dated to the 11th - 12th century, although the relationship between these later pits and the homogeneous silts was uncertain due to truncation from later features. An east-west aligned limestone wall footing was also revealed. This is likely to date to the post medieval period.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1046
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:25 Mar 2013 12:45
Last Modified:25 Mar 2013 12:45

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