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Covenham WTW to Boston Transfer

Bush, Louise (2011) Covenham WTW to Boston Transfer. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 13 September and 7 October 2011, Oxford Archaeology East carried out an archaeological fieldwalking survey and a 175 trench archaeological evaluation on a 60km long and 30m wide pipeline corridor between Covenham St Mary (535300 395852) and Boston (535533 345072), Lincolnshire. This was undertaken in advance of the laying of a water pipe and the construction of pumping stations, temporary discharge lagoons and construction compounds. Along its length, the proposed pipeline passes through areas of flat arable farmland, the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds and the fen edge and fenland landscapes. The pipeline extends through and close to a number of areas of archaeological interest. The fieldwalking showed concentrations of struck and reworked flint immediately south of the village of Harrington, indicating the potential for prehistoric activity in this area. Fields on the eastern periphery of Sibsey displayed a high proportion of pottery from the Roman period as did fields to the east of Yarburgh. A large assemblage of medieval pottery came from fieldwalking just south of Old Bolingbroke, implying the possibility for a settlement site on or near this area.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:field walking, covenham, pipeline, lincolnshire wolds, flint, pottery
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lincolnshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:2601
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:12 Oct 2015 12:46
Last Modified:12 Oct 2015 12:46

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