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19 Between Towns Rd Oxford Oxfordshire

Mumford, James 19 Between Towns Rd Oxford Oxfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology undertook evaluation trenching at the site of Cowley Conservative Club (19 Between Towns Road) in January 2015 in advance of determination of a planning application for redevelopment of the site. The site lies immediately adjacent to one of the foci of the nationally important Oxford Roman pottery industry, and the presence of possible kilns and other features within the site was suggested by an earlier geophysical survey. Three trenches were excavated, of which only Trench 2, targeted specifically on key geophysical anomalies, contained features of Roman date, principally represented by a late Roman pit which had been heavily truncated by modern features. The small pottery assemblage from this feature included a rare white ware flagon face mask. Trench 1 contained no features, while a small pit in Trench 3 was of post-medieval date. Irregular patches of stone in this area were probably a natural formation. The contents of the pit in Trench 2 are consistent with immediately local production but there was no evidence for kiln structures or related material and the evaluated area may lie towards the margins of the Cowley production site

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
ID Code:4703
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:14 Mar 2019 12:41
Last Modified:14 Mar 2019 12:41

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