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Riverside Square Bedford Bedfordshire

Hiller, Jon Riverside Square Bedford Bedfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In May and June 2006, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation at Riverside Square, Bedford, Bedfordshire (NGR TL 04823 49584) on behalf of CgMs Consulting. The evaluation revealed river terrace gravel across the site, in places capped by alluvium. Medieval cultivation or garden soils were seen across the site. Post-medieval postholes/pits, a soakaway and a possible beam slot indicated the presence of a property fronting Horne Lane; a post-medieval boundary ditch was seen to the east of the property. The concrete and brick foundations of the 19th-century Horne Lane Brewery (later known as the Charles Wells Brewery) were exposed. An iron tank and part of a tiled floor were also revealed. A large undated gravel quarry was excavated and part of a riverside structure, possibly a boathouse, was recorded.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Bedfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1301
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:12 Dec 2013 10:02
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 10:02

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