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Student Castle, Osney, Oxford Archaeological Evaluation Report

Simmonds, Andrew Student Castle, Osney, Oxford Archaeological Evaluation Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology undertook evaluation trenching for NLP Planning on behalf of Student Castle on the site of proposed student accommodation. A layer of alluvium was present throughout the trenches and probably derived from alluviation of the Oxford floodplain that was underway by the late Iron Age and continued throughout the Roman period, slowing or perhaps ceasing thereafter before resuming during the late Saxon period. Pits dating from the mid 13th-14th century were found in Trenches 1, 1a and 2 at the northern end of the evaluation area, which corresponds with the precinct of Oseney Abbey as understood from documentary and cartographic evidence. No evidence was found for the abbey church or associated burial ground, which are believed to have extended into the north-western part of the evaluation area, but which evidently did not extend as far east as Trenches 1-2. No features were identified to the south, beyond the abbey precinct, apart from a single possibly modern ditch. The archaeological features were overlain by modern made ground 1.3-2.42m thick, which was deposited during the construction of the railway during the 19th century in order to raise the ground level of the railway and goods depot above flood level

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4768
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:26 Apr 2019 14:14
Last Modified:26 Apr 2019 14:14

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