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Phase 11 Accommodation Development Jowett Walk Balliol College Oxfordshire

Bashford, Robin Phase 11 Accommodation Development Jowett Walk Balliol College Oxfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In September 2002, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation on land belonging to Balliol College at Jowett Walk, Oxford. The evaluation was commissioned as part of an ongoing development for the construction of new College buildings and follows on from Phase I of the development in the mid-1990s. Three trenches were opened; a fourth trench location was abandoned owing to the density of local live services and the damage likely to be caused to an extant tennis court. The Phase II evaluation revealed in the westernmost trench an undated pit or posthole with a post pipe in the base. To the east, the next trench contained a small undated pit that was truncated by a north-south aligned ditch of post-medieval date. Also located in this trench were a possible medieval or post-medieval ditch on an east-west alignment and a north-north-west/south-south-east aligned ditch. Further east again was a second north-north-west/south-south-east aligned ditch with associated gully. Three postholes in the base of the ditch might have formed part of an associated structure. Both ditches were undated but their alignments could suggest part of a prehistoric ditch system or possibly an enclosure. A further post-medieval ditch was recorded at the east of the evaluation area.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2649
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:05 Nov 2015 12:44
Last Modified:05 Nov 2015 12:44

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