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Land West of Shottery, Stratfordupon- Avon, Warwickshire, Phase 2 Archaeological Evaluation Report

McIntyre, Lauren Land West of Shottery, Stratfordupon- Avon, Warwickshire, Phase 2 Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between 2nd and 6th July 2018 Oxford Archaeology carried out an evaluation at land West of Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. This is the second and final phase of evaluation trenching in relation to the Land West of Shottery development. The trenching covers the previously unavailable access road route to the west of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Two previous phases of open area excavation have also been completed to investigate features discovered in the Phase 1 trenches. A total of 26 trenches were excavated, following a geophysical survey. Extensive ridge and furrow (the result of long-term medieval/post-medieval open field agriculture) was apparent on the geophysical survey throughout the evaluation area, but does not survive as earthworks. Traces of plough furrows were visible in most of the trenches. One furrow produced ceramic building material dated to the 15th-18th centuries. The only other archaeological features uncovered by the evaluation were a pit and a posthole, both undated. The scarcity of features and artefacts suggests that the site is unlikely to have been used significantly for domestic or funerary purposes at any period in its history.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Warwickshire
ID Code:4024
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:18 Jul 2018 07:47
Last Modified:18 Jul 2018 07:47

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