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Watching brief along the easment of the Westbury, Bufflers Holt ph 2 mains replacement

Fairbairn, James (2014) Watching brief along the easment of the Westbury, Bufflers Holt ph 2 mains replacement. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Between the August and October 2013 OA East carried out an archaeological watching brief on the second phase of water main replacement between Westbury and Bufflers Holt SP 5990 3674 – SP 6413 3602. The first phase of work was completed in 2009. An archaeological evaluation and excavation were carried out by Oxford Archaeology East (report no.1119) in which an Iron age settlement and modern agricultural features and deposits were noted. The second phase of monitoring was undertaken during during the removal of topsoil from the easement of the pipe line and also during the trenching process in advance of the pipe laying. Only sporadic evidence of archaeological activity was noted , this was in the form of post medieval ditches and drainage features. Small sherds of Roman and medieval pottery were recorded close to the brook to the east of Westbury but this deposition is thought to be due to colluvial activity.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:1794
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:08 Aug 2014 14:34
Last Modified:08 Aug 2014 14:34

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