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Courtyard Development, Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire Archaeological Evaluation Report

Parkinson, Andrew Courtyard Development, Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Two trenches were excavated by the Oxford Archaeological Unit at Sulgrave Manor. The trench near the former site of the Washington Elm exposed a sequence of post-medieval deposits which ended with a limestone cobbled surface located directly below the present lawn. The other trench positioned southwest of the manor revealed a sequence of medieval ditches, all orientated north-south, which appeared to have been recut at least twice. The pottery from the ditches suggests a date in the 12th or early 13th century AD. A layer cut by one of the ditches contained burnt hearth material likely to have resulted from domestic occupation. The ditches may form a medieval plot boundary and be a continuation of the earthworks which are recorded in the field to the west of Sulgrave Manor.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Northamptonshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:2996
Deposited By: Mr Nicholas Swift
Deposited On:21 Nov 2016 14:59
Last Modified:21 Nov 2016 14:59

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