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Magdalen College School Oxford

Norton, Andrew Magdalen College School Oxford. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between May 2007 and August 2008 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out an archaeological excavation and watching brief at Magdalen College School, Oxford, where a proposal has been submitted to redevelop the Dining Hall (Planning Application No. 06/01530/FUL). Residual earlymiddle Saxon pottery was revealed and may be indicative of Anglo-Saxon activity on the banks of the Cherwell, possibly relating to a river crossing on the site of Magdalen Bridge. Three 19th- and 20th-century ditches were revealed on the western side of the excavation, which may have represented a re-establishment of a medieval field boundary. A large 19th-century gravel quarry respected the limits of the ditches, and may have been dug to provide material for local development. There was no evidence for any activity associated with the 17th-century Civil War defences lying c 100 m to the north.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Primary Archives
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1824
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:27 Aug 2014 13:37
Last Modified:27 Aug 2014 13:37

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