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Dairy Farm, Lydney, Gloucestershire

Hiller, J Dairy Farm, Lydney, Gloucestershire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Limited evidence of medieval activity and some post-medieval features were identified during archaeological evaluation and excavation work undertaken by the Oxford Archaeological Unit at Dairy Farm, Lydney, Gloucestershire. A single medieval ditch, a trackway/hollow way (perhaps medieval in origin) and a post-medieval pit containing medieval architectural stone pieces were the most significant features. A number of undated possible post-holes were observed during the evaluation, but these did not form definite structures. Three post-holes which might have been of contemporary date were observed during the open area excavation. One of these features contained a single sherd of post-medieval pottery. The post-holes did not form a coherent structure. A stone built drain associated with the recently demolished farm buildings on the site was also investigated. A number of recent animal burials relating to Diary Farm were observed, but were not excavated. Most of the pit features examined were probably of Victorian or later date. the density of pottery and other artifacts recovered from the evaluation and excavation areas was very low, suggesting that human occupation and activity on the site has been limited, and that historically this site has been used for pasture.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Gloucestershire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:3779
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:12 Jun 2018 09:40
Last Modified:12 Jun 2018 09:40

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