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Master's Lodgings New Basement Balliol College Oxford

Hiller, Jon Master's Lodgings New Basement Balliol College Oxford. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In April, August and December 2001 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out an archaeological watching brief at Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford. The work was commissioned following advice given to the College by the City Archaeologist, Brian Durham. The watching brief took place whilst excavations of a new basement underneath the Masters Lodgings were being carried out. The excavations revealed the natural gravel capped by a layer of red-brown prehistoric subsoil. Five early medieval pits dating from the mid-late 11th century were recorded. These represent domestic rubbish pits associated with early tenements on the site. A substantial section of masonry was also uncovered and may be associated with the early foundation of the college. A later section of walling may relate to a garden wall depicted by Loggan’s drawing of 1675

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:2652
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:05 Nov 2015 12:54
Last Modified:05 Nov 2015 12:54

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