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Land off Westwood Heath Road, Westwood Heath, Warwickshire

Morrison, Wendy and Boothroyd, John Land off Westwood Heath Road, Westwood Heath, Warwickshire. [Client Report] (Submitted)

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Abstract

In September and October 2017 Oxford Archaeology undertook a trial trench evaluation on land proposed for residential development. The work comprised the excavation of 80 trenches across 21ha of the total 24.1ha development area. Archaeological features were present in 17 of the 80 trenches and consisted of boundary ditches, isolated pits and several postholes. Artefactual evidence was sparse. Late Iron Age/early Roman pottery was recovered from a small posthole and an irregular pit. The pits contained high levels of charcoal, and in two cases the reddening and hardening of the surround natural geology was indicative of in situ burning. Where dated the boundary ditches were of post-medieval origin, although they cannot be tied into any of the available historic mapping. The results of the evaluation works supported the conclusions of a geophysical survey undertaken across the site that indicated the proposed development area was of low archaeological significance.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Late Iron Age 100 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Warwickshire
ID Code:3522
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:28 Mar 2018 09:54
Last Modified:28 Mar 2018 09:54

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