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Excavation of the medieval waterfront at King Stable Street, Eton, Berkshire

Blinkhorn, Paul and Pugh, Greg (2000) Excavation of the medieval waterfront at King Stable Street, Eton, Berkshire. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. ISBN 0 904220 21 4

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Abstract

The Oxford Archaeological Unit (OAU) carried out an excavation in 1997 on a site alongside the north bank of the Thames in King Stable Street, Eton, Berkshire, on behalf of Eton College. The evidence indicated that the site probably served as a working area for properties fronting the approach (later High Street) to the north side of Windsor Bridge from the 12th century onwards. Evidence was also found of a succession of timber revetments constructed to consolidate the riverbank, although these were evidently lightweight constructions, and did not serve as major wharfage. Late medieval and post-medieval activity on the site was characterised by low intensity craft or industrial pursuits, prior to the development of the site in the 18th century and the construction of a malthouse.

Item Type:Book
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Berkshire
ID Code:375
Deposited By: Joseph Reeves
Deposited On:29 Nov 2010 17:30
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 14:35

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