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Excavations at Larkwhistle Farm, Brimpton, Berkshire

Hardy, Alan and Cropper, Cecily (1999) Excavations at Larkwhistle Farm, Brimpton, Berkshire. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. ISBN 0-904220-12-5

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Abstract

The Oxford Archaeological Unit (OAU) carried out an excavation on c.8 hectares of gravel terrace south of Brimpton, at one time part of Brimpton Common, on the south borders of Berkshire. This followed the decision in December 1994 by Berkshire County Council to allow the extraction of gravel from the site by ARC (Planning Application 144973), subject to a legal agreement allowing a programme of archaeological investigation and publication. The OAU had performed an archaeological assessment of the site in 1987 following the initial proposal for the extraction of gravel. Excavations in 1995 revealed features of a middle Iron Age date, consisting of one rectangular enclosure, two associated circular gullies and one four-post structure. The archaeological evidence indicated a settlement that was short-lived and possibly marginal to a nucleus situated to the south.

Item Type:Book
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD > Middle Iron Age 400 - 100 BC
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Berkshire
ID Code:374
Deposited By: Joseph Reeves
Deposited On:29 Nov 2010 17:23
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 14:35

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