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Provost's Garden, Queen's College, Oxford ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION REPORT

Cook, Sean Provost's Garden, Queen's College, Oxford ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION REPORT. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The oxford Archaeological unit carried out a field evaluation at Queen's college on behalf of The Queen's college, Oxford. Trial trenches were placed within the provost's garden in advance of a proposed new library building. The evaluation revealed a roughly constructed gravel surface and associated features dated to the Saxon-Norman period. one of these features, a large pit, contained fragments of slag indicative of metal working which possibly took place somewhere within the evaluation area. The retaining features consisted. mostly of I3th and 14th century pits and included some evidence of later post-medieval pitting. The purpose of the pits is unclear although it is suggested that gravel extraction connected with local building is very likely. One large pit appears to have been connected with the construction of an Anderson shelter in 1939.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
ID Code:1742
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:01 Jul 2014 07:59
Last Modified:01 Jul 2014 07:59

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