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Land East of Aylesbury Broughton Crossing Bierton

King, Laura Land East of Aylesbury Broughton Crossing Bierton. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In September 2011, Oxford Archaeology South (OAS) carried out an archaeological evaluation, on behalf of Barratt Strategic, on two fields to the east of Aylesbury at Broughton Crossing, Bierton, Buckinghamshire. The evaluation comprised 11 trenches measuring 50m in length, eight of which targeted visible earthworks or crop marks which may be associated with Worlds End Green medieval site. The investigation revealed the truncated remains of a medieval ridge and furrow agricultural system. The majority of the low earthworks, which are present in the western field, were not associated with below ground archaeological features. In one case, a layer of limestone rubble forming an earthwork contained fragments of post-medieval peg tile. It is possible, therefore, that the cropmarks and earthworks in this field form part of a post-medieval agricultural landscape superimposed on the earlier medieval system of ridge and furrow agriculture. In the eastern field, faint traces of former furrows were recorded, perhaps corresponding with a recorded cropmark. Elsewhere in the field, the recorded cropmarks did not correspond with any below ground archaeological features and probably result from later agricultural practices

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1655
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:02 May 2014 09:00
Last Modified:22 Aug 2014 13:50

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