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Land at Horcott, Gloucestershire Archaeological Evaluation Report

Matthews, Bryan Land at Horcott, Gloucestershire Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A series of field boundary ditches, trackway ditch-works and two possible enclosures were identified within the evaluation area, and support cropmark evidence observed on an aerial photograph taken during the summer of 1995. Sample sections were excavated for Ninety percent of all features identified. A total of 60 Roman pottery sherds were recovered principally from the upper fills of sampled features, and is considered a relatively low density. A precise date for features cannot be attributed with certainty, although it is likely that the trackway and field systems identified would have gone out of use by the end of the 2nd century A.D. Several ditches exhibited different orientations to overall pattern of field boundaries and trackways, and were located to the north-west of the site. These may be part of a more fragmentary field pattern not contemporary with the general field boundary and trackway system. Two ditch sessions excavated in Trenches 4 and 20, may be associated with a circular cropmark tentatively interpreted as a ring-ditch. One sherd of pottery dated between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD was recovered from excavated sections through this feature.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Gloucestershire
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:3058
Deposited By: Mr Nicholas Swift
Deposited On:24 Nov 2016 12:38
Last Modified:24 Nov 2016 12:38

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