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Hubbards Farm, West Drayton Road, Hillingdon Report on Archaeological Recording

Score, David Hubbards Farm, West Drayton Road, Hillingdon Report on Archaeological Recording. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

During April 2000 the OAU carried out a field evaluation at Hubbards Farm, West Drayton Road, Hillingdon on behalf of CgMs Consulting acting for Wilcon Homes. In the northern part of site the evaluation revealed evidence for boundary ditches of uncertain date and sparse remains of pre-existing buildings known from historical maps. However, heavy truncation (damage from modern activity) was noted and the chances of structural evidence or associated floors and deposits surviving appeared low. The foundations of a listed wall were examined and found to be of the same date as the wall itself. No other significant archaeological remains were found. During June 2000 the Oxford Archaeological Unit (OAU) carried out an archaeological strip and record excavation at Hubbards Farm, West Drayton Road, Hillingdon on behalf CgMs Consulting acting for Wilcon Holmes. This work followed a 16 trench evaluation of the site undertaken OAU in April 2000 (OAU May 2000). The northern part of the site was stripped and a number of walls belonging to pre-existing buildings known from historical maps and noted in the evaluation were further revealed. An additional north/south orientated wall belonging to a structure visible on the historic maps was also found. The majority of the excavation area is destined to become a surface car park and the impact on archaeological remains is limited. The depth of the excavation reflected this and in much of the area demolition deposits meant that archaeological horizons were not encountered. No evidence was found to contradict the results of the evaluation which showed that heavy disturbance by modern activity in the northern half of the site has truncated many of the archaeological structures and deposits

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater London
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:3063
Deposited By: Mr Nicholas Swift
Deposited On:24 Nov 2016 14:36
Last Modified:15 Jun 2018 12:53

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