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Stockham House Denchworth Road Wantage Oxfordshire

Bashford, Robin and Sykes, Dan Stockham House Denchworth Road Wantage Oxfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Watching brief Between 23rd and 25th January 2012 Oxford Archaeology conducted a watching brief during a geotechnical test pitting exercise at Stockham House, Wantage, Oxfordshire (NGR: SU 392 888). 29 test pits were monitored during the course of the works, with one feature of archaeological interest observed and recorded, an east-west aligned ditch dating to the late Iron Age or early Roman period. Evaluation In July and August 2012, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation at Stockham House, Denchworth Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire (centered on SU 39309 88882). The evaluation revealed a series of ditches and shallow pits likely to belong to middle Iron Age enclosures and fields, which the artefactual evidence would suggest may be associated with a nearby settlement. Single features containing pottery of the Bronze Age and of the Roman period were also found. Human bones belonging to part of a single juvenile individual were recovered from one of the ditches at the south-west end of the site. The site was covered by ridge-and-furrow cultivation on a north-south alignment, whose northern limits were evident as a low broad bank close to the northern edge of the main field that was examined. A ditch following the same alignment wasprobably associated. Evidence for 20th century landscaping, probably associated with the adjacent airfield, was recorded in a trench which was located over the proposed new route for the Wilts and Berks Canal at the north-west edge of the evaluated area.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1048
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:02 Apr 2013 07:33
Last Modified:07 May 2013 14:39

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