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Folkestone Warren High Cliff Instrumentation Kent

Hughes, Vix Folkestone Warren High Cliff Instrumentation Kent. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In January 2017 Oxford Archaeology (OA) undertook an archaeological watching brief on trenching work during the installation of underground instrumentation and monitoring equipment on the top of the chalk cliffs at Folkestone Warren, Kent. A single struck flint was uncovered from a colluvial layer, and is the only evidence for prehistoric activity found during the watching brief. The site is located next to a middle Bronze Age bowl barrow. A 1.4m deep, NE-SW aligned, vertical-sided cut was identified within the datalogging chamber. The material infilling the trench contained fragments from two government issue mugs, dated 1941 and 1944 respectively. This feature appears to be the infilled remains of a WW2 trench, probably associated with an anti-aircraft battery and observation post which stood near the site, as recorded on wartime aerial photographs. No other archaeological deposits or structures were discovered during the works.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
ID Code:3190
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:20 Apr 2017 09:27
Last Modified:20 Apr 2017 09:27

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