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Arden Heath Farm Stratford-Upon-Avon

Peacock, Rebecca Arden Heath Farm Stratford-Upon-Avon. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In May 2016 Oxford Archaeology carried out an archaeological excavation for the Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP) on behalf of Gallagher Estates on the site of the redevelopment of Arden Heath Farm, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The investigation uncovered three broadly parallel ditches and a number of tree throws forming a linear pattern on a similar north-south alignment to the ditches. The westernmost ditch contained a single sherd of Severn Valley ware, dating the ditch to the second century AD or later. All the other features were undated. The ditches appeared to be on a similar alignment to a Roman road recorded in the Warwickshire HER and seen on the geophysical survey carried out in the area in 2013. However, the shallow depth and homogeneous fills of the ditches indicates that the features uncovered in this excavation relate to a trackway forming part of a wider field system on a similar alignment to the Roman road, but are not characteristic of Roman roadside features themselves.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Warwickshire
ID Code:3188
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:18 Apr 2017 09:07
Last Modified:18 Apr 2017 09:07

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