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Oakley Grove Phase 3, Harbury Lane, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Smith, Kirsty Oakley Grove Phase 3, Harbury Lane, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology were commissioned by A C Lloyd to undertake a trial trench evaluation of the site of a proposed residential development on land off Harbury Lane to the south of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire (SP 3167 6211). The evaluation comprised 44 trenches and was completed between the 3rd and 21st September 2018. Three trenches contained features that were dated to the middle Iron Age (Trenches 24, 31 and 41) and these features were located towards the southeast of the site. This evaluation found evidence of the medieval hamlet of Tachbrook Mallory. The evidence for this settlement included several large N-S ditches which may have separated the housing and garden plots from agricultural land to the west. A number of E-W ditches were also found and these may have divided housing plots fronting onto Oakley Wood Road. Medieval and post-medieval ridge and furrow was found across most of the site, in several alignments. A 17th-18th century brick kiln was found within Trench 9 and a charcoal deposit was found within Trench 44. The bricks from this kiln were dated to the 17th-18th century.

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:4601
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:21 Jan 2019 10:04
Last Modified:21 Jan 2019 10:04

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