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Polo Fields, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Thacker, Gerry and Peacock, Rebecca Polo Fields, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. [Client Report] (Submitted)

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Abstract

During late March and early April 2017 Oxford Archaeology undertook a trial trench evaluation on land west of Evenlode Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, centred on SP 21442 31979. The trenches were targeted on the results of a geophysical survey, which indicated a dense array of enclosures and related features in the northern and western parts of the site, where the ground was slightly higher. Trenches targeted on these anomalies revealed a series of ditches and pits that proved to be of middle to late Iron Age date. Although pottery was fairly sparse, fragments of fired clay may derive from ovens or hearths and could indicate that the site was used for settlement. Environmental samples contained the occasional charred remains of cereals and other grains. Large geophysical anomalies proved to represent a later phase of gravel extraction, likely to be of post-medieval date. A scattering of other undated linear features may be the remains of a system of plough furrows or drainage ditches.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Gloucestershire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
ID Code:3431
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:08 Dec 2017 14:11
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 14:11

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