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SSP Trench Cliveden Buckinghamshire

Gill, Jonathan SSP Trench Cliveden Buckinghamshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology (OA) were commissioned by the National Trust to undertake a small archaeological watching brief investigation at Cliveden in Buckinghamshire. These works were to monitor the digging of a cable trench (called the SSP Trench) in the grounds to the north-east of the house. The trench extended through the eastern part of the overflow car park as well as alongside the Grand Avenue to the north of the house. The current investigation has uncovered evidence of various 20th-century alterations and it is likely that they relate more to the Second World War phase than the First World War. The evidence includes modern make-up layers beneath the main exit road and also in the section of trench immediately to the south of it. The section of trench immediately to the north of the road also contained a large quantity of ballast which was probably laid down during the Second World War phase to level the ground but in the sections further to the north the trench had less modern material.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:3129
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:08 Feb 2017 10:03
Last Modified:08 Feb 2017 10:03

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