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Piper’s Way, Swindon, Wiltshire

Poole, Cynthia and Hardy, Alan and Biddulph, Edward and Blinkhorn, Paul and Challinor, Dana and Cotter, John and Scott, I and Shaffrey, Ruth and Smith, Wendy and Strid, Lena (2010) Piper’s Way, Swindon, Wiltshire. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Two phases of activity were revealed, the earlier relating to the late Iron Age-early Roman and the second to the early medieval periods. In the first period an area of settlement was identified in the south-west sector (Area 2/3) of the site defined by ditches and areas of possible quarrying. Contemporary field boundary ditches had been identified in the evaluation trenches across the southern part of the development and part of the field system was exposed in the excavation of area 1 in the south-east sector. Following a long period of abandonment the settlement site was re-occupied probably in the late 11th or early 12th century in the form of a small farmstead defined by a rectangular ditched enclosure with associated ditched paddocks or fields to the north and east. This settlement lasted until possibly the 13th century, after which time the site reverted to agricultural land.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Wiltshire
ID Code:1255
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:15 Oct 2013 14:39
Last Modified:07 Nov 2013 13:57

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