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Phase 1 evaluation at Meddler Stud, Kentford

Green, M. (2013) Phase 1 evaluation at Meddler Stud, Kentford. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Archaeological evaluation trenches and topographic survey were carried out from 17/06/2013 to 21/06/2013 at Meddler Stud Kentford (centred Grid Ref: TL 706 666). The works consisted of seven trenches (three at 20 meters long and four at 30 meters long) and a topographic survey of earthworks present in one paddock. The development was sub-divided into seven areas A-G relating to each paddock with, with one exception (Area B), at least one trench excavated within each area (see Figure 2). The works revealed two post-medieval ditches, a series of undated tree boles and a spread of alluvial material containing prehistoric flint and pottery. There was little evidence for ploughing and most trenches contained struck prehistoric flint from subsoil deposits. The earthworks consisted of seven or eight parallel banks running northeast to southwest with level areas to the south of the banks. These were of varying heights and widths and were confined to one paddock at the south of the proposed development area (Area C). A topographic survey was carried out over the whole paddock and a digital surface model (DSM) map produced. The earthworks are thought to be terracing, probably of a post medieval date.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Suffolk
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2027
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:01 Oct 2014 09:13
Last Modified:01 Oct 2014 09:13

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