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Corpus Christi College, Oxford, New Sub Main Works Archaeological Watching Brief Report

Peacock, Rebecca and Thacker, Gerry Corpus Christi College, Oxford, New Sub Main Works Archaeological Watching Brief Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between 15th August and 23rd September 2016 Oxford Archaeology carried out an intermittent watching brief at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on works to replace sub-mains cables. Two sections of cable trench were monitored, and three test pits were observed to inform the depth of a third section of trench, also subsequently monitored. Evidence for burials associated with the 16th chapel was encountered, including the capping of a stone and brick burial vault which contained a coffin observable through a void in the structure. Some disarticulated human bone was also recovered and reburied on the site, providing evidence for additional disturbed burials in the area. A rubbish pit dating from 1650-1700 contained pottery and animal bones, including a rare example of a turkey bone from this date. Walls and pillar bases from earlier incarnations of the College buildings were also recorded.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:3527
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:09 Apr 2018 10:42
Last Modified:09 Apr 2018 10:42

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