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Land at Clipstone, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Hughes, Vix Land at Clipstone, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology South (OAS) was commissioned by Andrew Josephs Ltd, on behalf of Sibelco Ltd, to undertake an evaluation of land at Clipstone, east of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire (centred on SP 9500 2700). It is proposed to extract minerals from the site. The work was undertaken between 8th - 12th August and 5th - 9th September 2011. The evaluation confirmed and enhanced the results of previous evaluation work carried out at the site. A sparse scatter of Bronze Age to early Iron Age features were recorded in both phases of evaluation. The current work indicated that at least some of these features may be of middle Bronze Age date. Previous work had demonstrated the presence of two areas of late Iron Age/early Roman settlement, one in the northern part of the site and one extending into the southern part. The current evaluation confirms this general pattern. In addition, some evidence of outlying field boundaries was located to the east of the northern settlement. The suggestion that some form of activity continued into the later Roman period is reinforced with the discovery of later Roman pottery in a ditch close to the southern settlement. The truncated remains of medieval or early post-medieval ridge and furrow agriculture were widespread across the site.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Bedfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
ID Code:1915
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:04 Sep 2014 14:40
Last Modified:04 Sep 2014 14:40

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