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Prehistoric, Anglo-Saxon and Post-Medieval remains on land at Hazel End, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Archaeological Evaluation

Fletcher, Taleyna Prehistoric, Anglo-Saxon and Post-Medieval remains on land at Hazel End, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Archaeological Evaluation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 30th August and 7th September 2012 Oxford Archaeology East conducted an archaeological evaluation on 36ha of arable land at Hazel End Road on the outskirts of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Prior to evaluation a desk-based assessment, geophysical and aerial survey were carried out on behalf of the client. The evaluation consisted of 41 machine excavated trenches across two areas. Most trenches measured between 50m and 100m in length, all orientated roughly north-east to south-west and north-west to south-east. There were 36 trenches investigated on land on the west side of Hazel End Road and 4 trenches on the east. Trenching on the west side of Hazel End Road revealed evidence of Neolithic flint working from residual worked flints recovered from features across the site, an Early Bronze Age boundary marker with ring ditch and central post, Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age ditches, fenceline and storage pits, an undated trackway and Post-Medieval quarrying. On the east side, a significant 6th-7th century pottery assemblage from a shallow feature in one trench indicates the possible presence of nearby settlement.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Archaeological Evaluation
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Hertfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Early Bronze Age 2500 - 1500 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Early Iron Age 800 - 400 BC
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC > Early Neolithic 4000 - 3000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC > Late Bronze Age 1000 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1132
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:21 May 2013 13:29
Last Modified:21 May 2013 13:29

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