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Burford Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Heistermann, Christof Burford Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology was commissioned by CgMs Consulting to undertake a watching brief during highway improvement works on the A429 Burford Road east of Cirencester Town Centre. The watching brief was carried out in June and July 2014. Existing exposures through the natural bedrock were recorded and a low mound adjacent to Burford Road was investigated. The mound proved to be of geological origin. The presence of a mature tree on the mound has undoubtedly protected the mound from more recent truncation. An area of ground reduction on the approach to Grove Lane Roundabout was monitored which revealed that the geological sequence had been truncated, probably by previous road construction works. No archaeological deposits or features were present. In addition, the widening of an existing footpath to the north-east was monitored, revealing the footing of a dry stone wall which had flanked the existing road. No other archaeological deposits or features were revealed.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Gloucestershire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2696
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:10 Dec 2015 10:30
Last Modified:10 Dec 2015 10:30

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