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Abbey Centre Abingdon

Bashford, Robin Abbey Centre Abingdon. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In May 2012, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out an archaeological excavation at the Abbey Centre, Abingdon (NGR SU 497 971). The work was commissioned by Hunter Evans Ltd on behalf of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, and followed on from an earlier evaluation undertaken by OA in December 2011. The results of the excavation broadly correlated with those from the earlier evaluation and revealed a loessic soil horizon overlying the natural terrace gravel. This was cut by pits dating to the 1st/2nd - 4th century AD, the fills of which were overlain by a homogeneous silty deposit which may have represented the re-worked upper fills of the earlier features. Following an apparent hiatus in the Saxon period, pit digging and domestic dumping suggesting nearby occupation was evidenced for the medieval and post medieval periods.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1662
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:13 May 2014 11:02
Last Modified:13 May 2014 11:02

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