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Wheaton, Kate New College The Avenue Southampton. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In February 2007 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation at New College, The Avenue (NGR SU 419 130), Southampton, Hampshire on behalf of Linden Homes Southern Limited. The evaluation comprised of 12 trenches totalling 240 m in length. Within Trench 12, located near to the south east corner of the site, a single undated pit (possibly of Iron Age/Roman date) was revealed containing evidence for smithing, probably derived from such activity nearby. A posthole from Trench 10 to the north-west of Trench 12 contained late Iron Age/early Roman pottery and fragments of burnt flint. Other features revealed by the evaluation including stakeholes, postholes and plough scars are likely to relate to post-medieval activity, either when the site was agricultural land or from its development from the 19th century. Addendum 12/09/07 OA returned to site on 11/09/07 in accordance with a condition attached to planning permission by the Southampton City Council Archaeologist. The condition states “Planning application 07/01060/OUT:Former New College, The Avenue= the new science block (my ref. 6713).C11 condition. The site roughly coincides with evaluation trench 11. While the excavator identfied one feature within it as a ”probable tree throw”, I feel that it had the appearance of a lined pit and that more work is justified in this area to clarify matters. A single archaeological trench, along the line of the north wall of the science block should therefore be excavated”. The archaeological trench was excavated adjacent to Trench 11. Subsequent to re-investigation and exposure of the entire feature, it was agreed by the City Archaeologist that the initial interpretation of the a tree throw is still valid and no further work is required here. An additional area of trenching related to the recent investigation is illustrated in Fig.2 and Fig.9 in this updated report.During January 2008 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field investigation at New College, The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire (NGR SU 419 130) on behalf of Linden Homes Southern Limited. No finds of archaeological interest were encountered.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Hampshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4429
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:18 Oct 2018 10:55
Last Modified:18 Oct 2018 15:19

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