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Butlers Court Downington Lechlade Gloucestershire

Simmonds, Andrew Butlers Court Downington Lechlade Gloucestershire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between 22nd and 26th May 2006 Oxford Archaeology carried out a field evaluation at Butler’s Court, Downington, Lechlade, Gloucestershire (NGR SP 2070 0000) on behalf of Savills, representing New College, Oxford. The evaluation comprised nine trenches measuring 30 m x 2 m, one measuring 20 m x 2 m and one measuring 15 m x 2 m, excavated on the site of a farm and adjacent field. Four ditches interpreted as the boundaries of fields or agricultural enclosures were recorded in the field to the north of the existing farm buildings. They were dated to the Roman period on the basis of a sherd of pottery. A single posthole, a plough furrow and a tree throw hole were also recorded. The unusual depth of the subsoil and topsoil in this area was interpreted as being the result of the levelling of former ridge and furrow. No archaeological remains were present in the four trenches excavated within the farm itself, where evidence was found for extensive truncation associated with the construction of the existing farm buildings

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Gloucestershire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1309
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:07 Jan 2014 10:21
Last Modified:07 Jan 2014 10:21

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