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Snowball Hill Maidenhead Berkshire

Leech, Steve Snowball Hill Maidenhead Berkshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between the 4th and the 6th of September 2013 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out an archaeological evaluation by trenching for Edgington Spink & Hine on behalf of the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service at Snowball Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire (NGR SU 8650 7845). The site is an open field presently under cultivation, and the area significantly affected by the proposed development covers an area of approximately 0.3 ha (excluding tree-planting). The evaluation consisted of four trenches 15m long and 1.6m wide and one trench 20m wide. The trenches were targeted upon areas likely to be subject to significant disturbance during the development, including areas of tree planting. Excavation of the trenches revealed a single pit at the south-western end of the affected area, and three furrows orientated east – west in one other trench. The base of the pit, only part of which lay within the trench, was reddened, suggesting burning in situ. The base of the pit was covered by a layer of oak charcoal, itself covered by a layer of ashy clay, and the pit had then been backfilled with redeposited natural. A few small flint chips were recovered that might have been worked, although this was not certain, so the pit remains undated. The furrows had been heavily truncated by later ploughing, and were extremely shallow. Two were found in one trench, indicating that they were spaced about 10m apart. No dating evidence for the furrows was found.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Berkshire
ID Code:1896
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:04 Sep 2014 10:56
Last Modified:04 Sep 2014 10:56

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