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Strutt, Ashley Big Data Institiute Oxford. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Between the October 2014 and February 2015 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a programme of watching briefs and an evaluation as part of the programme of development of the BDI Building, Oxford University, Oxford. The work was commissioned by RB Development Management Ltd on behalf of Oxford University and was carried out during groundworks managed by MACE. The evaluation site was located on the site of the decant (temporary) accommodation and the watching briefs were located on the eastern side of the campus (NGR SP 543 062) identified in the Written Scheme of Investigation as Plots B-4 and B-5.The site is located within the grounds of Boundary Brook House and is bounded by Roosevelt Drive to the South and Old Road to the North. It was originally agreed that two 50 m long trenches would be excavated to sample Plots B-5 and B-4. However, due to the quantity of groundworks that were monitored in Plot B-4, it was decided by the City Archaeologist that the proposed Trench 2 excavation was no longer necessary to sample this area. The watching brief was generally successful in establishing the presence/absence, extent, conditions, nature, character and quality of archaeological remains encountered. In Plot B-4, the service trench for the substation had a number of features seen in section which had no artefacts recovered. A further trench running from the fence and across a car park was found to contain a shallow pit which had a piece of 18th century pottery. The substation foundation excavations revealed modern backfill. The pad pits for the new build were largely empty apart from Pit 3 where an undated posthole was found and Pit 7 where a possible undated irregular negative feature was identified. In Plot B-5, two negative features that contained modern building material and disused service trenches were the only archaeological features found in the 50 m long evaluation trench

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4073
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:27 Jul 2018 09:50
Last Modified:27 Jul 2018 09:50

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