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Towles Mill Sluice Oxford

OAU, OAU Towles Mill Sluice Oxford. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

From December 2006 to January 2007, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out an excavation at Towles Mill Sluice, Oxford (SP 517 039). The work was commissioned by Atkins Limited on behalf of the Environment Agency in advance of flood conveyance improvement works. The excavation revealed possible medieval alluvial deposits and some insubstantial structural remains associated with the 19th century mill. Consequently, from February to March 2007, a watching brief was undertaken during the landscaping of the remodelled bypass channel and the augmentation of the sluice channel. The watching brief revealed the remnants of a timber revetment at the mouth of the bypass channel and further evidence for medieval alluviation. Dendrochronilogical samples from the timbers suggested that the structure was associated with the 15th century use of the mill. The mill race (now the sluice channel) was drained during the works and the exposed stone revetment and wheel pit appeared to relate to the 19th century phase of the mill.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:3785
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:12 Jun 2018 16:17
Last Modified:12 Jun 2018 16:19

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