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Land at Wavendon Park Milton Keynes

Dean, Brian Land at Wavendon Park Milton Keynes. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 23rd and 27th January 2012 Oxford Archaeology South (OAS), undertook an archaeological evaluation, commissioned by Storey Homes, of land at Wavendon Park, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes (National Grid Reference SP 9240 3690). The evaluation revealed sparse archaeological features, in three out of twenty-one excavated trenches. The results confirm that the site has low archaeological potential, as previously indicated by a geophysical survey carried out in early January 2012. The only potentially significant and datable artefacts recovered during this investigation were retrieved from the upper fill of Ditch 2007 in Trench 20. The dating evidence for this feature is equivocal. The four pottery sherds are of late Iron Age date, but the group is too small to be considered reliable dating evidence for the feature. Ditch 2007 and the adjacent former hedge (2010) coincide with a sinuous magnetic anomaly which is interpreted in the geophysical survey report as a headland associated with extensive medieval/ post-medieval ridge and furrow. A concentration of features in the eastern part of Trench 11, although intrinsically undated, are most likely to represent a field track, boundary and associated drainage ditches, leading south from Deethe Farmhouse. The available documentary evidence suggests that the farmhouse was established in the 18th century. These remains are of limited local significance, although the late Iron Age sherds provide slight evidence for settlement in the vicinity in that period.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4554
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:19 Dec 2018 14:14
Last Modified:19 Dec 2018 14:14

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