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Reading Civic Headquarters and Hosier Street Masterplan issue 2

Mumford, James (2008) Reading Civic Headquarters and Hosier Street Masterplan issue 2. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In January 2008, Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation at the site of the Reading Civic Headquarters and Hosier Street Masterplan, Reading, Berkshire. The work was on behalf of Mace Ltd in advance of a planning application for the redevelopment of the Hosier Street area of Reading, and construction of a new Civic Centre. The evaluation revealed possible medieval pits overlain by a garden or cultivation soil. A re-cut 16th century boundary ditch, 16th-17th century pits and post-medieval garden soils were also recorded. Redeposited medieval pottery and rood tile was recovered from the features, as well as the disarticulated skeletal remains of two individuals. It is likely that prehistoric, Roman or Saxon burials are located in close proximity to the evaluation trenches. The post-medieval features were overlain by a 19th century garden soil, which was cut by the footings of a 19th century school and terraced properties. NB phase 1 microfilm & archive at Reading museum acc. no. REDMG:2008.33 Phase 2 - no report. archive attached here.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Berkshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:446
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:13 Jan 2011 12:10
Last Modified:13 Sep 2012 16:10

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