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Priory Park Reigate Surrey

OAU, OAU Priory Park Reigate Surrey. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology undertook a staged programme of archaeological work at Priory Park, Reigate, Surrey, during May-July 2005 on behalf of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and Land Use Consultants. This programme included a desk-based assessment, walkover survey, geophysical survey and trenched evaluation. Most of the fieldwork was targeted at elucidating the location and layout of the medieval Reigate Priory, and the post-Dissolution development of the Priory as a residence set in landscaped parkland. Stone wall foundations and burials, probably from the medieval Priory, were uncovered in one of the evaluation trenches. Evidence was also uncovered of post-Dissolution structures including a 17th-18th century building, that may have been a gatehouse or stable block. A section through an 18th century avenue leading to the Priory showed that it had earlier predecessors, possibly originating as a medieval hollow-way. Geophysical survey was also carried out on a known Bronze Age site within the Park, though the results were limited.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Surrey
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2547
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:05 Aug 2015 09:11
Last Modified:05 Aug 2015 09:11

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