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Willow Walk, North Hinksey, Oxford

Hughes, Vix Willow Walk, North Hinksey, Oxford. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between May and June 2011 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out an archaeological watching brief on an elevated causeway called Willow Walk through the pastureland of Hinksey Meadows, North Hinksey, Oxford (NGR: SP 4955 0544). The work was commissioned by the Environment Agency to take place during the installation of two new culverts within Willow Walk to allow drainage between pasture land either side of the causeway as part of general flood alleviation works to the east of Oxford. The watching brief revealed a natural floodplain sequence comprised of multiple bands of gravel overlain by a thick layer of redeposited clay that formed the the linear embankment or causeway along which Willow Walk runs. Set into this was the current stone surface, dating from the Victorian period, which where not still visible was overlain by modern soil encroachment and a very recent tarmac footpath. No evidence for any former phases of routeway were encountered.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1341
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:05 Feb 2014 14:30
Last Modified:27 Aug 2014 13:12

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