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Land adjacent to Salmestone Grange Nash Road Margate Kent

Cockin, Guy Land adjacent to Salmestone Grange Nash Road Margate Kent. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In August 2004, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation on land adjacent to Salmestone Grange, Margate Kent (TR 353 693) on behalf of John Samuels Archaeological Consultants, with agreement from Simon Mason of Kent County Council. Much of the evaluation work was targeted at the results of an earlier geophysical survey, which had identified a number of potential archaeological features. These included curvilinear anomalies, a possible large pit or pond, and extensive cropmarks showing the remains of enclosures, tracks and field systems probably associated with Salmestone Grange. A limited quantity of domestic refuse was recovered from the trenches, with the pottery and ceramic building material dating to the medieval and post-medieval periods. The evaluation demonstrated that a number of the features recognised in the geophysical survey were present within the trenches, but also that a number were periglacial in origin. One area in particular (in Trench 54 to the south west of Zone B), revealed quite extensive remains of possible prehistoric and medieval dates. Several large medieval landscape type features were also present, including two probable chalk quarries, a trackway ditch and a number of probable field boundaries. A dispersed scatter of un-datable features were also present on the site. In general it seems that during the medieval and later periods this part of the site mainly consisted of fields outlying Salmestone Grange, with some quarrying of chalk to the south, but otherwise displaying limited human activity.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1773
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:16 Jul 2014 15:12
Last Modified:16 Jul 2014 15:12

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